Prepare for Trouble!

Aug 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Ben & Winslow


I have a confession to make: I’m 31 years old, and I love the Pokemon games.

I decided to do today’s strip when I realized how easy it was to blend the names of my characters with those of several first-generation Pokemon. Once I figured out how each of them would look, I had Apsara (dressed as Jessie from Team Rocket) face off against Laura (dressed as Pokemon trainer Ash). It’s an incredibly goofy and geeky idea, but I like the way it came out, so whatever. It also served as an opportunity to draw my regular human-sized characters in a strip format. Usually Laura and Apsara only appear once in these strips, as they’re so much bigger than everyone else I don’t really have room. I draw all of my comics on regular, letter-sized paper, so it can be a challenge to make everyone fit.

This comic took for friggin’ ever to make. Probably longer than any strip I’ve done this year. I deserve a medal or something.


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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