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Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
Dec 6, 2017
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    BE THIS GUY GC Insider 4 days ago

    Some days it’s harder to read it than others.

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    Sherlock Watson  4 days ago

    Even Cartoon-Boy needs to get away from all the bad news now and then.

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    learninglair1  4 days ago

    please make this the featured comment!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 days ago

    writer block is quite a curse

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    Trilobyte GC Insider 4 days ago

    …and the shots penetrated the fourth wall.

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    Kyle of Lochalsh  4 days ago

    Pig and Pastis are in their own cliff hanger, hope they weather that storm as all of us do in these difficult times!

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    John Smith  4 days ago

    Maybe he’d feel better if he had Guard Duck blow someone up or the Crocs eat goat or Rat bash someone in the head with a ball bat.

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    F-Flash  4 days ago

    All of the above is why the world needs a savior, Jesus Christ, and comic strips to help us laugh in the pain. And do I help them, yes I do!

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    Thomas Dunn GC Insider 4 days ago

    That last frame is very touching. You’ll always have Pig, Steph.

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    ekw555  4 days ago

    well, shoot!

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    johndifool  4 days ago

    Where’s a balloon when you need one?

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    NeedaChuckle  4 days ago

    Now they want to make sure there are more guns. Family Values? Pro LIFE? Hum Bug!

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    mortaur  4 days ago

    Hard to write? Give it a shot!

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    phredturner  4 days ago

    Serenity Now

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    SmashedHat  4 days ago

    I thank you and the other cartoonists who are able to give us brief escapes from reality every morning.

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    StevenTorrey  4 days ago

    What in the murder of 20 children, told legislators that everyone should walk around with a gun?

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    Steve Ogden creator 4 days ago

    Word, my brother. Some days.

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    tejanolasereyes  4 days ago

    i hear you pastis…..just a suggestion, ask yourself, what would Watterson draw (wwWd)?

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    Max Starman Jones  4 days ago

    I have always come to the comics to escape, and I quickly drop those that bring the garbage with them. Of course, there are the couch scholars who think they have to inject politics in every comments section.

    But thanks for the reminder, Stephan. It is hard on you guys to keep us smiling sometime.

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    Cerabooge  4 days ago

    Reminds me of a Tom Toles cartoon. http://www.gocomics.com/tomtoles/2016/11/09

    I think it was one his masterpieces.

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    dolf37  4 days ago

    Dear Mr. Pastis, why don’t you bring back Guard Duck and the Crocs? And the cyninism of the early years? I got it that you more or less took these things out of the strip because you felt it inappropriate with what is happening in the real world. I think that’s a wrong think. We need those more than ever to be able to view what is happening in the world with a dispassionate eye and not get sucked in by all the crap. Even in the nazi concentration camps, cynical black humor was what often kept them from succumbing to the true evil they were experiencing on a daily basis. (Though, you’re deeply humane and sensitive strips from time to time is a welcome counterpoint.)

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    nopainogain  4 days ago

    throw down some jokes about annoying-guy triathlon bob, or make fun or vegans and crossfitters. as a triathlete, i can laugh at jokes at my expense.

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    Sharon L. Smatusek Harris  4 days ago

    Thank you, Stephen.

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    whiteaj  4 days ago

    This is why I could never be a cartoonist: be funny on demand.

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    57BelAir  4 days ago

    Great one Mr. Pastis.

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    Carol Orshan GC Insider 4 days ago

    Yep, we’re right here with you…..

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    writemom  4 days ago

    So sadly true.

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    Kind&Kinder  4 days ago

    Yup, these days it just gets harder and harder.

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    Sisyphos  4 days ago

    I miss Mr. Snuffles as assistant to Li’l Guard Duck. Between them, they’d create an A-Team type violence (for younger readers, think Star Wars storm troopers); lots of sound and fury, very little injury to anyone.

    I’d find hanging with Pig over the edge of that precipice more scary….

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    up2trixx  4 days ago

    Best Pearls ever

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    rslay0204  4 days ago

    Mr. Pattis, Your work matters and is appreciated. Thank you, most sincerely. Robert L.

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    codedaddy  4 days ago

    Perhaps some solace Stephan: What you do helps the rest of us cope.

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    John W Kennedy GC Insider 3 days ago

    “In times like these, it’s hard /not/ to write satire.”—Juvenal

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    Scratchy18  3 days ago

    Ever since 2008 mass murder has hit record highs every year. One can hope it doesn’t top 2016 but once the totals are known, the Obama-era mass murder rate may stay just as high with Trump on board, I see no sign of him trying to cut into it. FBI stats sure are depressing.

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    Phatts  2 days ago

    I just hope this isn’t going to be something Pastis does on any kind of regular basis. I’m pretty sure things are going to get worse before they get better.

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