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Batiuk’s “Crankshaft” Alzheimer’s Saga Resonates in “Roses in December”
Cartoonist Tom Batiuk explains how he and artist Chuck Ayers crafted their Alzheimer's saga in the pages of "Crankshaft" and "Funky Winkerbean."
Comics A.M. | Jillian Tamaki wins Governor General’s Award
Awards | Jillian Tamaki has won the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Prize for children’s literature illustration for her work on This One Summer, a graphic novel collaboration with cousin Mariko Tamaki …
Batiuk’s All-Star Team Brings “Funky Winkerbean’s” Starbuck Jones to Life
Aided by notable comic book luminaries, "Funky Winkerbean's" Tom Batiuk explores the art of collecting and Silver Age comics in a new storyline.
Comics A.M. | Taking a stand against harassment at cons
Conventions | Samantha Melamed looks at the problem of harassment at comics conventions, particularly of cosplayers, and what some women are doing about it. The article includes interviews with artist …
Tom Batiuk Talks “Funky Winkerbean”
Award-winning cartoonist Tom Batiuk tells CBR about his long-running comic strip, the benefits of working so far ahead, killing off characters and his journey from comic book letter hack to cartoonist.
Comics A.M. | WonderCon still hoping for return to San Francisco
Conventions | David Glanzer, Comic-Con International’s director of marketing and public relations, looks back on this year’s WonderCon, which was held in Anaheim, California, rather than in San Francisco, touches …
Comics A.M. | A call for Disney to remember its roots
Creators’ rights | Gerry Giovinco points out that the mega-studio that is Walt Disney got its start because Walt signed a bad contract and lost the rights to his creation …
Comics A.M. | Funky Winkerbean storyline to tackle gay rights
Comic strips | Cartoonist Tom Batiuk, whose Funky Winkerbean has addressed such topics as teen pregnancy, land mines and capital punishment, will next turn his attention to gay rights in …
Comics A.M. | Bidding for Superman check pushes past $31,000
Auctions | Bids for the $412 check from Detective Comics to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster that includes a $130 line item for the rights to Superman have already surpassed …
Comics A.M. | New lead in Michael George case; SLG’s digital priority
Legal | Authorities in Clinton Township, Michigan, tracked down two men mentioned in police reports by comics retailer Michael George after his wife’s 1990 murder who were never questioned. The …
WordPress takes down Funky Winkerbean snark sites [UPDATED]
In its younger days, Tom Batiuk’s newspaper comic strip Funky Winkerbean was lighthearted and occasionally even funny, with, if I recall correctly, lots of jokes about selling band candy. In …