The wistful way John and Batton are looking at each other today, you’d think these two were carrying on some kind of illicit love affair. And in a way, they are. Talking about comic book memories is the ultimate form of intimacy two Funkyverse males can achieve. I wonder how Crazy Harry feels about John cheating on him like that.
Yesterday, we examined the few wisps of hay we found in the 2021 needlestack. Today a more onerous chore: to find out which of the innumerable rusty, tainted, twisted barbs hurt the most when it got under our skin.
The following are your nominees for The Worst Funky Winkerbean Strip of 2021.
1.) War of the Word Zeppelins
2.) Post Pandemic Doom Posting
3.) ‘Disappointed a Lot of Fans’
4.) Feeling Blue
5.) Randy Old Man
6.) Gross Randy Old Man
7.) Just Gross
And the winner for The Worst Funky Winkerbean Strip of 2021 is…
GROSS RANDY OLD MAN
Though other strips certainly made a strong case, only one strip this year had seasoned Son of Stuck Funky commenters saying things like:
The tonal shifts in this comic are several parsecs in length.beckoningchasm
Looking at this offering is like playing “How many impending accidents and lawsuits can you count?”William Thompson
The fact that I’m concerned about Lillian, who is utterly despicable, is kind of impressive.RudimentaryLathe?
I don’t want to overreact, but I can’t help thinking this is just plain evil.Sourbelly
Can we nominate Batiuk for the Golden Crackpipe award? He can only be high if he thinks this was a good idea.be ware of eve hill
But never have I seen such a tone-deaf display as where today’s strip is leading this storyline.J.J. O’Malley
I find it hard to believe that TomBa is this clueless but I also find it hard to believe that he could be so offensive intentionally.Gerard Plourde
I can feel my sense of humor evaporating the moment my eyes fall on the strip.The Duck of Death
Jesus, this is bad.Rusty Shackleford
That’s it for the awards to hand out! Join us tomorrow for closing remarks as we wrap up the first ever Funky Winkerbean Awards, and I wrap up my shift.