So if the previous strip with Mombot showcased how videogames can be used as a learning tool and force for good, then today’s strip reveals how they can have the exact opposite effect when used as a force for misinformation and lies.

As many of you know, Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago last Thursday (February 12, 1809 – 2009) and I just wanted to commemorate that occasion with a strip. I also wanted to draw some Pokémon and explore the theme from the previous strip a bit more, so it all fell together nicely. Check out the Natural History Museum’s Darwin200 site for info about Darwin’s contributions to science and humanity, and events celebrating his birthday.