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Funky Winkerbean features inter-racial relationship
The latest Funky Winkerbean story-line is taking widowed character Les into a bi-racial relationship. Les lost Lisa to cancer a couple of years ago in a multi-month story-arc that sparked a national dialog on the appropriateness of death on the comics page. So far, the inter-racial story-line hasn’t generated much discussion aside from a blurb in the St. Louis Today web site. Most of the comments for that article echo a “no big deal” attitude. I believe perhaps a decade or so ago, the story-line would have raised a few eyebrows.