I tremendously hate it when artists do that whole boobs-and-ass-facing-forward shitty pose. You’d be surprised how common it is, even among non-deviantart artists!
FunkyWatch: August’s Most Depressing (and Confusing) ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips
By Chris Sims
Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk’s long-running newspaper comic strip, Funky Winkerbean. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx has slowly transitioned into being an inescapable quagmire of despair. It is, without question, the single most depressing long-form work in comics history.
And I am completely obsessed with it.
Over the past month, Batiuk has reached new highs (or lows, as the case may be) in chronicling the wretched, godforsaken lives of his cast of characters, and if you’re a regular reader of this column, you’ll know that he had to pull out something special. Something even more alarming than Les Moore’s romantic entanglements. That’s right everybody — we’re talking about cross-time head trauma.
Before we get to that, though, there are still plenty of other misery-filled plot threads left over from last month that need to be resolved, specifically Les getting a movie option for the book he wrote about his wife dying of cancer. And don’t worry, just in case you forget that’s what the book was about, Batiuk offers plenty of reminders.
Anyway, you’d think this would be good news — if nothing else, Les could maybe bank a little bit of that option money for his daughter’s college fund, what with her dreams of a basketball scholarship maybe getting crushed with a painful knee injury back in February — but in Westview, there is no good news that cannot be twisted to result in still more suffering. As evidence, I give Les Moore’s glum face as he hears that having someone make a movie out of his book is an event not unlike watching someone feast on the flesh of his offspring. Welcome back to Funky Winkerbean, everybody!
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‘Butch Dykeman’ - 1950’s comic name of the day!
Butch Dykeman. Butch Dykeman.
Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space needs a character named this now.
Pack of ciggs rolled up in the t-shirt sleeve. #justSayin
Oh my god all I want to do is make a joke about how he works in a rug store or SOMETHING but GOD.
Liberace is not the most colourful butterfly in the field.
Dude’s hot pants back there, however, are.
This is going to change how I live my life.
God I don’t even know any more…
Here are some notes and images from Lois Lane, Girl Reporter, a pitch for a series of illustrated young adult novels I worked on a few years ago for DC Comics. Story by me, with considerable brainstorming help from my pal John Campbell, and art by Project: Rooftop fan favorite Daniel Krall.
My wonderful editor, Chris Cerasi, was a real champion of the series, which we codenamed “Project 77,” and while we had a great time working on it and finding this secret window into the DCU, it doesn’t look like the current leadership of DC is remotely interested in this kinda thing. I thought some Lois Lane fans here on the interwebs might at least like a look at what might have been…
I so desperately want this to get made now. I know a ton of kids at my library who would eat this with a spoon, and it would just never be on the shelf. Mistake, DC, mistake.