January 20, 2008
I read the comics every day. Although Funky Winkerbean isn't in my daily paper, the Seattle Times, it's included in the combined Sunday edition with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. And so I read about a character named Lisa, a young woman with metastatic breast cancer who was dying. Naturally I followed the strip as closely as I could.
Then I heard about the book that artist Tom Batiuk made by compiling all of the strips about Lisa's cancer, from her original diagnosis and treatment through her recurrence, treatment, dying and death. That's Lisa's Story.
I recommend you read it. It's true, honest, sad and funny -- just like life.