Twenty-five years ago, cartoonist Daniel Shelton first published his comic strip “BEN” in newspapers across the country. Fourteen books, several awards and numerous museum exhibits later, the popular strip is still going strong.
“I often pinch myself at how fortunate I’ve been to be able to do this for all these years,” says Shelton. “It’s been a pleasure and a privilege”
Shelton has been writing and drawing the daily comic strip about a retired couple for a quarter century, making it the longest-running independent comic strip in Canadian history. To mark the anniversary, a series of new color ebooks will be launched on Amazon. Each book represents a year in the life of Ben. Readers will finally be able to collect and enjoy the adventures of Ben, Olivia and their family in colorful digital format.
“Ben” is published daily in newspapers across Canada and can also be found on www.Gocomics.com/ben where you can join a community of almost 30,000 subscribers.