Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

Comments (87) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, 12 months ago

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

  2. Spervarii

    Spervarii said, 12 months ago

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

  3. odog

    odog said, 12 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, 12 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, 12 months ago

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

  6. RachelC22

    RachelC22 said, 12 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, 12 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, 12 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, 12 months ago


  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 12 months ago

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

  11. Bucky Katt

    Bucky Katt said, 12 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, 12 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 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  14. amaryllis2

    amaryllis2 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

  15. thebird55

    thebird55 said, 12 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.

  16. Load 15 more comments. | Load the rest (72).