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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Funny pages? Aieee!!!

I really have to wonder if it's coincidence that Funky Winkerbean and For Better or For Worse are each apparently about to shuffle their respective near-death characters off this mortal coil? Read both of today's installments, with pithy gallows-humor comment, here.

UPDATE: I should note that I've found the Winkerbean storyline very deftly handled and very touching. I don't really have much more to say about it than that.

3 comments:

Becky said...

Assuming you read the funnies in the News, there is a grim reaper cartoon to the right of FBOW.

So how are the other cartoonists going to mourn 2 passings?

redsneakz said...

Kelly, I know you're not a fan of FBOFW, and I admit that it's been dreck the past couple of years too, but I think that Johnston will do a creditable job with this.

As for Funky, reading the story arcs, as I just did, really broke my heart. I never found Batiuk funny when he was trying to be funny, but his writing and art has been so touching and tender over this arc that I regret having not seen it.

Becky said...

It's very unique the way they're handling it on Funky...very gentle.