Comic Strip Heroine Loses Battle with Cancer Last week, Lisa Moore, a character in the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip, lost her eight-year fight with breast cancer. The story line has garnered mixed reactions — some readers applaud the strip's approach to weighty topics; others argue that comics should simply be funny.

Comic Strip Heroine Loses Battle with Cancer

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Last week, Lisa Moore, a character in the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip, lost her eight-year fight with breast cancer. The story line has garnered mixed reactions — some readers applaud the strip's mature approach to weighty topics; others argue that cartoons should simply be funny. Tom Batiuk, creator of "Funky Winkerbean," talks about death in the comics.

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