Ben is a syndicated comic strip that is seen in Canada, but is also included in American and other English-speaking newspapers. There is also a French version that is likewise growing in popularity. It is the creation of artist and author Daniel Shelton.
Its storylines primarily involve Ben Hatley, a recent retiree from Oshawa, Ontario, along with his wife Olivia, whom he lovingly calls "Liv", their daughter Patty Tokoname, her husband Nathan and his parents, who live in Vancouver, British Columbia, and their two children Nicholas and Michael. They also have two more kids, named Alec and Mia.
Although the main character is a retiree, the comic strip prefers not to limit itself to the typical senior citizen stereotypes, opting instead to show seniors as modern and vibrant.