Ghosts of Valentines Past

Feb 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Ben & Winslow


Okay. This one was pretty fun to do.

The original plan for this comic was to show a series of women that Winslow had gone on one date with, before giving him some excuse as to why they couldn’t see him again. I sketched out the comic and added in the script. The women were all essentially torsos without faces at that point. Before I finished them, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be funny to make each of these one-time-only dates actual people?”

So I asked for volunteers from deviantART. Six of the women here are Ben & Winslow fans. The cavewoman and the robot are not. In order of appearance, we have Prussian, MissLeo, tundervolt, raydar-trolley, EquilibriumCleric, a cavewoman, ichigos-kay, and Robot Benjamina. Keep in mind these are all pretty extreme caricatures so you probably would never be able to identify them if you saw them in the street.

What’s doubly cool is how international the cast of this comic is. These ladies are from the UK, Australia, France, Denmark, the US, the Pleistocene, New Zealand, and a factory in Mexico. I didn’t plan it out that way, but damn cool.

Also? Happy almost Valentine’s Day!


Andrew Kaye (known in some circles as AK) is the creator of Ben & Winslow and other questionable comics, many of which can be found in his deviantART gallery. He’s also the editor-in-chief of this magazine. Duh?


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