The New York Times spoke with Tom Batiuk, creator of Funky Winkerbean, to discuss the upcoming story arc involving a character suffering from CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a type of degenerative brain disease that is linked to repeated head injuries and frequently linked to high contact sports, such as boxing and football. The story will unravel over the course of 10 weeks, of which Batiuk hopes to raise awareness of the condition.
It's no secret that Batiuk likes to write based on his own personal experiences, especially in this case given his background in sports. You can read all about it on the link below!
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