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By Ted Cruz
Banning speech with a constitutional amendment is playing with fire
Topic - Tom Batiuk
Like two aging baby boomers, "Funky Winkerbean" and creator Tom Batiuk have turned gray and have experienced their share of life's ups and downs in a 40-year run on the funny pages.
The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge at their alma mater, Kent State University.
Himself a cancer survivor, Batiuk said Lisa's cancer, while traumatic for a funny-page audience resistant to change, opened new opportunities for him.
"I had crossed the threshold and I had grown up and the characters wanted to grow up too, it seemed like," Batiuk said in an interview in his cozy and bright studio jammed with books and mementos.