Bingo, ceiling tiles, risk, game Bingo tournament cancelled, because of failing ceiling tiles. It's a risk of the game.
The very first Pearls.
^ Apparently I’m not the first to come and pay homage. Good first strip!
Wow, Rat’s almost showing some humanity!
yeah,thats a first for rat!
The first strip was actually published on the United Feature Syndicate in 2000, not 2002. The first Pearls published in a newspaper was published in 2001. Read it on wikipedia.
love this strip
rat and pig sure looked different in January 2002, and “newspaper ones” only go back basically one week(it started Dec 31st, 2001)
the characters looked different back then and the type was different, but its a pretty good first strip.
the first pearls!!
Who man they look so crerepy (pig)
Rats have a life span of – at most – 5 years. So the 2012 Rat is more than ten years old. That’s 140 in human years . . . no wonder he’s so crotchety and bitter!
And now I have gone from current times to the very beginning of the strip.
I was born on the second pearls!!!!
if you miss kablam say I.i wasnt born in the 90s but it was probabley the best 4 years of your lives
I came here to say that I have now read every single strip ever written for Pearls, from the first one in the first treasury to the 7/31/13 strip in the paper. And i loved every one. Go Pastis!!!!!!!
So this is how it all started/
OMG THE FIRST PEARLS EVER
back in the simpler times of life….
I pay my tribute
Da first pearls before swine!! Dahn Dahn Dahn !
First strip! EVAR! THAT MEANS I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN READING EVERY SINGLE STRIP EVAR (BACKWARDS)!WOOHOO! (and is it weird i’m writing this @ 11:30 p.m. in hiding from my parents)
They look better in today’s strips.
I know! I actually also have the treasury, and was a bit confused at all the “oooh it’s the first strip ever” comments
You ummm…. this strip started on 12/31/01
I see not much has changed.
If they are talking t night, the next strip isn’t possible.
I wonder how many times the “Risk of playing the game” joke has been used by now in Pearls, I am quite sure it was at least five times.
Uh… can we do a moment of silence or something?
I wonder what came first? This or Timmy Faulier
Rat and Pig kinda switched personalities.
my dad said “ha thats funny”
The very fourth Pearls
look at rat he looks so uuuuuhhhhhh
Cool! rat and pig switched lines!
I’m just here’s to pay tribute to the first strip of the best comic ever, and I’m joined by many others
Lol! So funny.
Aaaaah I forgot how different rat and pig looked lol. Strips still funny though, as always
A ceiling tile CRUSHED somebody???
Look at Rat and Pig so different!
This looks creepy
For anybody reading ‘Pearls’ from the begining please count the number of Crocs that die, the number of Zebras that die, and the number of times Rat kills Pastis (or severly injures him) Thank you!
man these drawings suck
if you look at this one and then look at the last one with rat you will see a HUGE difference in his snout
hey gocomics can you add the ones from the washington post? i want to read them.
Tbh, I don’t really like pre-2008 strips.
And it IS a Pearl !
Aah yes, the first comic strip from a comicthatIhaven’treallyreadbutmight startreadingitandIknowthatalotofpeoplelikeit.
This was the third comic ever of Pearls Before Swine.
Wow this came out the day BN was created
Wow, the first pearls before swine comic, one of the best strips, if not the best, and now I can comment on them. I like the older strips more despite the newer strips having a better look, at least the old ones arent just a bad pun then stephen getting hit over and over
You know, what’s funny? That they started publishing on this website from the second week of strips (February 7 – 13, 2002)