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Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
Jun 3, 2014
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Libby: Hi, Mr. Pastis. You drawing a croc scene? Pastis: Yes, Libby, I am... And let me  guess... you can draw it better. Well, you know what? Here's my pen, Lib... knock yourself out. Larry: Ugh, Stephan taste like @*#! Zebra: Good riddance! Croc: Now we drawn gud, dis strip funnier already! Pastis: I don't approve. Libby: First try.
Jun 5, 2014
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    Sherlock Watson  over 3 years ago

    Those are the ugliest crocs I’ve ever seen, including the shoes of the same name.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

    Libby’s version of Zebra reminds me of either the zebra from “Madagascar” or the donkey form “Shrek” a bit.

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    Jonathan Lemon GC Insider over 3 years ago

    Rob Harrell of Big Top?

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    Bilan  over 3 years ago

    The comic strip is now Pearls After Swine.

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    blunebottle  over 3 years ago

    Gee….she really CAN draw better than Pastis!

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    Kali39  over 3 years ago

    They’ve got him under their skin…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkDshJNIdSM…Statler: This show is not fit for human consumption!Waldorf: Why do you say that?Statler: The host was just consumed!Kermit: Don’t bet on it!

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    Piper_13  over 3 years ago

    Nooo…!! I actually miss the good ol’ Pastis drawn Crocs! Not saying these ones are bad, but they just ain’t the Crocs from Zeeba Zeeba Eeta I’ve come to love…!

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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    Libby is good! —Especially for a first try! My only criticism would be that her otherwise excellent crocs seem to have the mumps….To be sure, I can see why Cartoon-Boy might object to her storyline….

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    Earl the crokydile scientest  over 3 years ago

    Does ees not reel croks. Not hansum like Larrie and Bob.

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    FassEddie  over 3 years ago

    She fills the space. Unlike that usual guy.

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    Ratbrat  over 3 years ago

    Nope – bring back my usual crocs and zeeba and the rest.

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    Carl Rennhack GC Insider over 3 years ago

    @W_Inc.—Maybe Jim Scancarelli? Lettering is the same as Gasoline Alley!

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    jessegooddoggy  over 3 years ago

    I don’t care how they are drawn, just bring them back!!!!!

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    CyberSpaceDrifter  over 3 years ago

    @templo SUD

    … and the Crocs look a bit like characters from Calvin & Hobbs …

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    MeGoNow GC Insider over 3 years ago

    Looking a bit like Pogo, although the style appears more like Rose is Rose. But it’s not believable. That croc has Pastis in his mouth, and from what we can guess about Pastis’ hygiene, that’s pretty unlikely, even for a croc.

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    CYGNUS X1  over 3 years ago

    Bill Watterson!

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    Richard Barton GC Insider over 3 years ago

    And still no show for the Comic Censors…..some one…any one has to stop Libby. She is ruining the minds of the children with her foul language….Stephan needs help….where’s Pig?

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    drummer4soul GC Insider over 3 years ago

    Is that a little Rose is Rose action?

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    David Rickard GC Insider over 3 years ago

    I vote for hiring Libby

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    Mary Boe GC Insider over 3 years ago

    No way, Stephan’s crocs and zeeba are way better!

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    Zebra=D GC Insider over 3 years ago

    I want to see how she draws Danny Donkey

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    Linda Solomon  over 3 years ago

    hey at least we got some croc’s…but I prefer Stephan’s to Libbys…and remember newly drawn croc’s…♫ when it say Libbys Libbys Libbys on the label label label, you will like it like it like it on your table table table ♪…so eat her – not Pastis!

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    baronscrypt666  over 3 years ago

    Wondering who the guest artist is here. I love the way Pastis is not afraid to ridicule himself.

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    Petemejia77  over 3 years ago

    Seems like the dude that draws A Rose is a Rose.

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    I'll fly away  over 3 years ago

    Does anyone else find these sideways op-up ads as ANNOYING as I do?!

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    danketaz GC Insider over 3 years ago

    meh, Libbie can’t seem to get the hang of croc eyeballs. Why else draw them shut?

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    Lamberger  over 3 years ago

    Interesting how the different art styles send entirely different messages. I much prefer Stephan’s art for this strip.

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    Mary McNeil GC Insider over 3 years ago

    Libby’s style looks a bit like Calvin & Hobbes.

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    rogergoldleader  over 3 years ago

    I think Bill Waterson has made a guest appearance! If it is, just seeing his style makes me smile.

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    Bandera_Ken  over 3 years ago

    I don’t see anything wrong with it.

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    Bandera_Ken  over 3 years ago

    I wish I knew where God lives. I would like to have a word with him about how I’m drawn.

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    knight1192a  over 3 years ago

    What, is Libby’s mom or dad one of the animators for Madagascar? That doesn’t look like Zebra being “drawn gud” it looks like someone basing their drawing skills of the movie series. And are those crocs or gators? Think the snouts look more like alligators. AWFUL looks.

    BUT, given comments he’s made in some of the treasuries about how long it takes him to actually draw things with lots of detail and that look decent, probably took Pastis a couple days to draw that middle panel. Much more detailed than his typical drawing style.

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    chromosome GC Insider over 3 years ago

    I think Pastis drew the middle panel himself. I have found it takes as much talent to draw simple panels consistently as it does to draw more complex ones.

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    claire de la lune.  over 3 years ago

    This is incredibly funny in my opinion.

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    claire de la lune.  over 3 years ago

    And yes, that zebra looks exactly like the one from “Madagascar”.

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    rgcviper  over 3 years ago

    Yeah … the art’s definitely different, but it’s interesting, too.

    The dialogue, though, really made me laugh. Well done.

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    arlandolpho  over 3 years ago

    Libby IS Bill Watterson. I’m not making it up:http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/ever-wished-that-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-bill-watterson-would-return-to-the-comics-page-well-he-just-did/

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    TheMightyGorga  over 3 years ago

    Bill Watterson’s return!

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    grandon  over 3 years ago

    The crocs talk like Moe from Calvin & Hobbes. See it?

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    Joseph Houk  over 3 years ago

    And it has been confirmed… “Libby” was Bill Watterson. http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/ever-wished-that-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-bill-watterson-would-return-to-the-comics-page-well-he-just-did/

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    ClaytonRayG  over 3 years ago

    For those wanting to know who the guest artist was… it was Bill Waterson


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    The Old Wolf  over 3 years ago

    Now that it has been revealed that the middle panel was drawn by Bill Watterson, the comments here take on a surreal tone.

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    luciasar00  over 3 years ago

    HOLY **** IT’S ACTUALLY WATTERSON YOU GUYShttp://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/ever-wished-that-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-bill-watterson-would-return-to-the-comics-page-well-he-just-did/

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    Rocinante2112  over 3 years ago

    Bill Watterson, awesome.

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    drawingpad  over 3 years ago

    Drawn by Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes.

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    jimmydag1  over 3 years ago

    lol you people do know that bill f#$%ing watterson is the guest artist, right?

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    HIHIHIHIHIHI  over 3 years ago

    THE GUEST ARTIST IS BILL WATTERSON YOU IDIOTS!!!!!LOOK! http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/ever-wished-that-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-bill-watterson-would-return-to-the-comics-page-well-he-just-did/

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    trevorpmp  over 3 years ago

    Bill Watterson genius here! :-) Really funny!

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    feverjr  over 3 years ago

    Talk about Pearls Before Swine….we are not worthy.

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    AtariDragon  over 3 years ago

    Please accept this in the spirit in which it is offered, but ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!! I liked this strip before, but, DANG! — getting Bill Watterson to contribute is a real testimony. Stephan Pastis, I salute you!!!

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    John Aston GC Insider over 3 years ago

    After reading about the great reveal — doesn’t that zebra look awfully Hobbes-ish?

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    Rollermonkey GC Insider over 3 years ago

    Sherlock Watson must be feeling pretty dumb right now.

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    annievillandry  over 3 years ago

    The guest artist is Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes fame. Awesome.

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    arletteholland  over 3 years ago

    This is the worst comic strip you’ve ever made, Stephan. It shows no talent whatsoever! Were you high or something? Hahaha, just kidding. I just read your article, Stephan. I read it here, here and here. Hope I scared you, Bill, or should I call you Lib? It was awesome. More duets, I say, more! And thanks for publishing Bill’s telephone number on Craig’s list.

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    alig691  over 3 years ago

    the guest artist was Bill Watterson; Calvin & Hobbes creator.

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    lkaw59  over 3 years ago

    It’s Bill Watterson, the Calvin and Hobbes creator. Read an article about it that linked to three comics, one is this one

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    rcoltman85  over 3 years ago

    The guest artist is Bill Watterson…

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    balzacbee  over 3 years ago

    It think the artist is Bill Watterson aka Calvin and Hobbes.

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    Regular Joe  over 3 years ago

    The guest artist is Bill Watterson…The BILL WATTERSON. He has not drawn anything since Calvin and Hobbs stopped running. This is so cool

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    eddygurge  over 3 years ago

    You guys realize that is Bill Watterson’s art, right? Calvin & Hobbs?

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    AmyinMN  over 3 years ago

    Did y’all figure it out? Guest artist = Bill Waterson!!

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    craigwestlake  over 3 years ago

    The guest artist is Bill Watterson…

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    Blazing Flare  over 3 years ago

    This is one of the strips Bill Watterson drew!

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    brendanberney  almost 3 years ago

    Bill Watterson draw the zebras and the alligators or crocs. Don’t believe me? Here’s a link to Stephan Pastis’ blog https://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/ever-wished-that-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-bill-watterson-would-return-to-the-comics-page-well-he-just-did/

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    AIYA_AIYA  over 2 years ago


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    Rutabagas  over 2 years ago

    Do you all realize that the guest artist is Bill Watterson, who drew Calvin and Hobbes?

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    Number Six  about 2 years ago

    The cap on the ground is reminiscent of Bill Watterson but that would be ridiculous!

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    bdmi1102  about 2 years ago

    to add context to this disaster of a comments section: that is legendary Bill Waterson of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ who drew the middle panel

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