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September 18, 2007

Grandma Hates That Funky Cancer

South Carolina's has a thoughtful article on fan reaction to the death of a Funky Winkerbean character due to cancer, which confirms in offhand fashion that creator Tom Batiuk plans to push his trip forward ten years on its timeline after the death plot point is realized in the popular feature. Ironically, we also find out that Batiuk has worked a full year ahead on the strip, which means that if he dies, Funky has at least another 12 months in it.
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