Those are the ugliest crocs I’ve ever seen, including the shoes of the same name.
So who’s the guest artist?
Libby’s version of Zebra reminds me of either the zebra from “Madagascar” or the donkey form “Shrek” a bit.
Rob Harrell of Big Top?
The comic strip is now Pearls After Swine.
Gee….she really CAN draw better than Pastis!
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!
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…!
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….
Does ees not reel croks. Not hansum like Larrie and Bob.
She fills the space. Unlike that usual guy.
Nope – bring back my usual crocs and zeeba and the rest.
@W_Inc.—Maybe Jim Scancarelli? Lettering is the same as Gasoline Alley!
I don’t care how they are drawn, just bring them back!!!!!
… and the Crocs look a bit like characters from Calvin & Hobbs …
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.
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?
Is that a little Rose is Rose action?
I vote for hiring Libby
No way, Stephan’s crocs and zeeba are way better!
I want to see how she draws Danny Donkey
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!
Wondering who the guest artist is here. I love the way Pastis is not afraid to ridicule himself.
Seems like the dude that draws A Rose is a Rose.
Does anyone else find these sideways op-up ads as ANNOYING as I do?!
meh, Libbie can’t seem to get the hang of croc eyeballs. Why else draw them shut?
Interesting how the different art styles send entirely different messages. I much prefer Stephan’s art for this strip.
Libby’s style looks a bit like Calvin & Hobbes.
I think Bill Waterson has made a guest appearance! If it is, just seeing his style makes me smile.
I don’t see anything wrong with it.
I wish I knew where God lives. I would like to have a word with him about how I’m drawn.
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.
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.
This is incredibly funny in my opinion.
And yes, that zebra looks exactly like the one from “Madagascar”.
Yeah … the art’s definitely different, but it’s interesting, too.
The dialogue, though, really made me laugh. Well done.
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/
Bill Watterson’s return!
The crocs talk like Moe from Calvin & Hobbes. See it?
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/
For those wanting to know who the guest artist was… it was Bill Waterson
Now that it has been revealed that the middle panel was drawn by Bill Watterson, the comments here take on a surreal tone.
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/
Bill Watterson, awesome.
Drawn by Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes.
lol you people do know that bill f#$%ing watterson is the guest artist, right?
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/
Bill Watterson genius here! :-) Really funny!
Talk about Pearls Before Swine….we are not worthy.
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!!!
After reading about the great reveal — doesn’t that zebra look awfully Hobbes-ish?
Sherlock Watson must be feeling pretty dumb right now.
The guest artist is Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes fame. Awesome.
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.
the guest artist was Bill Watterson; Calvin & Hobbes creator.
It’s Bill Watterson, the Calvin and Hobbes creator. Read an article about it that linked to three comics, one is this one
The guest artist is Bill Watterson…
It think the artist is Bill Watterson aka Calvin and Hobbes.
The guest artist is Bill Watterson…The BILL WATTERSON. He has not drawn anything since Calvin and Hobbs stopped running. This is so cool
You guys realize that is Bill Watterson’s art, right? Calvin & Hobbs?
Did y’all figure it out? Guest artist = Bill Waterson!!
This is one of the strips Bill Watterson drew!
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/
SPOILER ALERT THE DRAWINGS ARE BILL WATTERSON’S
Do you all realize that the guest artist is Bill Watterson, who drew Calvin and Hobbes?
The cap on the ground is reminiscent of Bill Watterson but that would be ridiculous!
to add context to this disaster of a comments section: that is legendary Bill Waterson of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ who drew the middle panel