Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. rowleystout

    rowleystout said, over 1 year ago

    The king of narcissism strikes again. Stephan, how many times does your ego compel you to inform we your readers that you’re syndicated? We know already. There are hundreds of syndicated cartoonists. Unlike you, many can write an actual funny punchline. Any why the underhanded swipe at your colleagues, all the while cloaked in a failed attempt at trying to appear self-deprecating? Sorry to pee on the forthcoming love-fest from your readers, but all this “gag” is, is you taking another opportunity to toot your own horn (out to eat with your syndicate – wow!, stroke your ego, and slam other cartoonists. Really??

  2. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @rowleystout

    are you some kind of failed cartoonist rowleystout? though i don’t like the idea of making Stephan’ s head any bigger than it is already, he is one of the best in the business, his being a cartoonist may be a "pun"ishment from a previous life though

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago

    @rowleystout

    Psst — it’s “inform us your readers.” Grammar counts, even in a rant!

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Whew, way to paste someone right off of the bat…

  5. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago

    @chireef

    Actually, it’s what he always wanted to do. He was a lawyer before he started cartooning, and he hated it. He only went into law because he thought his parents wanted him to have a “real” job.

  6. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    So… Stephan wants to be remembered as having married a prince with big ears?

  7. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve been through that tunnel. Steph and friends should have waited until the cabbie stopped and demanded the fare, plus tip, then dragged him from the car and beaten him for, say, fifteen or twenty minutes. If the cops show up, tell them what he did and let them take over the beating. Cops have tasers and sticks and pepper spray and enjoy administering a good, well-deserved beating.

  8. rowleystout

    rowleystout said, over 1 year ago

    @chireef

    No, I’m a comedy writer, not a cartoonist. I also do some stand-up, but not so much anymore. But, “one of the best in the business”? By whose measure, yours? Are you some kind of failed cartoon supreme court judge? I didn’t expect to get many “amens” in a forum where his flock gather regularly. It’s just my observation. You gotta admit, the guy can’t acknowledge himself enough. He’s not the first cartoonist to put himself in his strip, just the one who has made it his obsession.

  9. rowleystout

    rowleystout said, over 1 year ago

    @legaleagle48

    So when you can’t argue the substance of my post, nitpick the grammar. Miss Enstein, my high school English teacher… nice to hear from you again!

  10. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, over 1 year ago

    OH! the queen’s “calls. . ..”

  11. rf_eq

    rf_eq said, over 1 year ago

    @rowleystout

    many stand-up comedians practice self reference and do very well. the results speak for themselves. btw, why are you reading the strip? Are you punishing yourself?

  12. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    This strip is to Di for!

  13. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @rowleystout

    Actually, I don’t think Stephan is self-aggrandizing… he’s mockingly self-aggrandizing. When he appears in his strips, it’s usually to be berated by his own creations.

  14. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    As are many successful stand-up comics – apparently unlike our grumpy correspondent today (successful, that is …).

  15. rowleystout

    rowleystout said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Anyone who has taken Psychology 101 in college can see that Pastis tries to appear self-deprecating, only as a means to insert himself repeatedly in his strip to stroke his ego. Yes, he has his characters do the mocking. Does that actually throw you off from what he’s doing?

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