Friday, August 17, 2007

Cancer in the comics

If you have been following the Funky Winkerbean comic strip, you know that one of the main characters has her breast cancer return. Unfortunately, King Features Syndicate does not allow searching of its archives anymore (without joining up to the site), so I can't link to particular strips that have spoken to me since my own diagnosis last year. The artist, who published a book on the cancer story line, titled "Lisa's Story" back when she was initially diagnosed, is planning to publish another book on the current story line this October. I have appreciated the realism, sensitivity, and the humor that the artist has shown in these strips.

There is more about the cancer story line and how it will end (but you probably already guessed that) mentioned in this article: A Funkier Winkerbean http://www.freetimes.com/stories/15/7/a-funkier-winkerbean .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Teri. Some of the original strips from Lisa's breast cancer story arch are available here: http://orig.courier-journal.com/cjextra/breastcan/winkarch.html and http://orig.courier-journal.com/cjextra/breastcan/week16.html

Unfortunately, this only covers the first 4 months of what could be a four month story line. Hang in there:)

Anonymous said...

King Features is rerunning the entire 1999 strip on their Web site:

http://www.kingfeatures.com/
features/comics/fwinker/about.htm

 
Who links to my website?