None of the local papers carry Funky Winkerbean any more ... I haven't seen it in years. But I have to agree that it hasn't been much fun ever since Tom Batiuk move the strip forward in time so all the main characters are middle-aged rather than high schoolers.
I have never understood what Funky Winkerbean...is. It's never been in any newspaper I've gotten regularly, so I've only read the occasional strip, and I've never been able to make sense of it: not the premise, or the intent (comedy? serial? satire?), or...well, anything, really.
I don't know if Batiuk is having much fun at all these days. I stopped reading Tank McNamara when it became obvious that it wasn't funny and that he really didn't like sports at all.