Lisa's Legacy Trilogy Book by Tom Batiuk
Since 1972 Batiuk has blended comedy and drama to create the familiar world of the Funky Winkerbean comic strip. A cancer diagnosis for the character of Lisa spotlights the masterful way Batiuk weaves emotional narratives into a traditionally humorous medium. Fans of Funky Winkerbean will remember Lisa as Les Moore’s high school best friend and later, his wife. The new books Prelude and The Last Leaf put Lisa's Story in context within the full tapestry of Lisa's life and complete the Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy. Tom Batiuk is the creator of the Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft comic strips. The Akron native and Kent State University alumnus was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Lisa’s Story. His strips are syndicated in more than 600 newspapers worldwide with an audience of 60 million readers. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.