Mara Winikat is the current alter ego of King Roach. This image is a scan of the first page of a sketchbook from 2002. I did this sketch soon after I’d realized that Brian Daniels, my original choice for the human half of King Roach, was going to drive me crazy if I had to live with him as protagonist. Poor Brian is unfortunately too much like me – whiny and reluctant to act. Bad enough I have to hang out with me all the time. Mara is actually excited about being able to turn into a giant bug.