In this April 10, 2012 photo, cartoonist Tom Batiuk, creator of the successful comic strip Funky Winkerbean, poses for a portrait in his studio at his Medina, Ohio home. Like aging baby boomers, the cartoon strip Funky Winkerbean and its creator Batiuk have turned gray with life's ups and downs in a 40-year run on the funny pages. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
May 30, 2012 8:01:35 AM PDT
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -May 30, 2012 --
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.