Nationally syndicated cartoonist Tom Batiuk, creator of the popular "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft" comic strips, will sign copies of his books from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13th, at Wright Library. His newest books include The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 3 and the upcoming Strike Four! The Crankshaft Baseball Book.
Batiuk, part of the faculty at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, employs a gentle humor to sensitively explore such social issues as alcoholism, cancer, teen-dating abuse, teen suicide, guns in the school and teen pregnancy. His compelling breast cancer storyline, "Lisa’s Story," was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2008 and collected into an award-winning book by Kent State University Press. "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft," created with Chuck Ayers, are carried in more than 600 newspapers worldwide and have an audience of more than 60 million readers.
The signing is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.