Best Funky Winkerbean Parody Ever
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on April 16, 2007 - 13:06
The long-running King Features comic by Tom Batiuk started out as a light-hearted strip about students. But soap-opera storylines and misery gets more attention and acclaim than teenage hijinks, and the strip became a never-ending parade of after-school specials and "very special episodes." Its characters have suffered loss of limbs, cancer, abuse, unwanted pregnancy, dyslexia, alcoholism, suicidal tendencies, hearing loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, divorce, heartbreak and more. Frankly, it's a wonder any of them are still alive.