Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, 9 months ago

    Like those of us that post on GoComics, Stephan must not get out much.

  2. Spervarii

    Spervarii said, 9 months ago

    Just got to re-open old wounds don’t you, Pastis.

  3. odog

    odog said, 9 months ago

    This was awesome. Stephan got Watterson out of retirement to help him draw the Libby strip as a fundraiser for Parkinson’s. Way to do the impossible Pastis

  4. Futabakun

    Futabakun GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed yet that the name ‘Libby’ is ‘Billy’ spelled kinda sideways?

  5. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 9 months ago

    Nice semi-reference, Libby in the second panel, to the series finale of “Calvin and Hobbes.”

  6. RachelC22

    RachelC22 said, 9 months ago

    This reminds me of the Dear Mr. Watterson documentary which I saw recently.

    Though Stephan yesterday looked closer to the real guy.

  7. caremedy

    caremedy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Stephan posted something on facebook a few minutes ago about how Bill Watterson was the guest artist. How cool is that!

  8. Futabakun

    Futabakun GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    Ack! No sooner did I write my “‘Libby’ is ‘Billy’ spelled sideways” note than I read Pastis’ blog piece revealing the truth INCLUDING the Libby ‘hint’. So he beat me to that particular revelation! Rahrrrr……

  9. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, 9 months ago


  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago

    Then she draws a cat behind Rat, jaws open, paw poised to strike, claws out.

  11. Bucky Katt

    Bucky Katt said, 9 months ago

    Awesome. For the story behind Watterson’s guest apperance this week, see Stephan’s blog at It’s really a very cool story – and if you’ve followed Pastis’ career at all, an honor very much deserved. Way to go, slacker-boy!!!

  12. SkummySkull

    SkummySkull said, 9 months ago

    Pastis, I am in painful envy of you right now. PAINFUL ENVY.

    Mr. Watterson couldn’t hide his handwriting if he tried, bless.

  13. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 9 months ago

    As always, Rat is the only voice of reason in a demented and uncaring world.

  14. amaryllis2

    amaryllis2 said, 9 months ago

  15. thebird55

    thebird55 said, 9 months ago

    First panel: References to common art themes in C & H.

    Second Panel: Reference to the last C & H strip.

    Fourth panel: Statement to the effect that there have been so many clues that even Stephan (his character, anyway) should have gotten it.

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