The Bigfoot Mission

Jun 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Ben & Winslow


This comic is based on a conversation I had with a coworker earlier this week. The conversation started as a discussion about politicians and global warming, but that quickly became boring. So instead, the conversation turned to politicians and Bigfoot.

No politician is going to come out and say “I believe Bigfoot is real,” because 1.) there’s no political reason for doing so and 2.) the Bigfoot enthusiast community isn’t a large enough voting bloc. But what if that was different? What if, say, the Christian majority in this country was suddenly interested in Bigfoot? Would politicians care? Of course they would. And you know how to get the Christian majority interested in Bigfoot? Actively try to convert him.

This is a very long-winded way of saying, “We need to figure out a way to get more politicians talking about Bigfoot.” The conversion idea would be a good one if Bigfoot wasn’t already a Pentecostal.

I drew a Catholic priest here mainly because his “costume” is more readily recognized than say, an Evangelical minister or a Mormon missionary or anyone belonging to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Also, Winslow bringing an axe to a Bigfoot hunt shouldn’t be surprising, but I love the idea of bringing a butterfly net along.


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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