I was lead to the Wikipedia entry for Funky Winkerbean, and, whadda ya know, there’s a nice group picture uploaded of the aged Winkerbean characters. The entry also has a bold Batiuk claim that it’s “going to be a different strip, a little quieter.” One can only hope. My favorite descripton is that Summer Moore, Les and Lisa’s daughter, is going to be a 15-year-old basketball star. That heightens my hopes considerably that the strip is going a different direction. I followed Funky with morbid fascination before, but I’m actually a little excited to follow where Batiuk is headed with this.