Funky Winkerbean creator Tom Batiuk will be releasing the first volume of a Complete Funky Winkerbean collection this year. The collection is being released to coincide with the feature’s 40th anniversary. The first volume will contain cartoons from the years 1972-1974. At the time Tom was a jr. high school art teacher and the carton was first published in Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
According to the Canton Repository, the first volume will include an autobiographical introduction by Tom and information about how the strip became syndicated. RC Harvey has written the preface. Additional volumes will be released every three years.