Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 28, 2011


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    rayannina  over 9 years ago

    Meanwhile, THEY’LL blame Not Me and Ida Know …

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    georgelanigan  over 9 years ago

    Check out todays Dennice The Menace cartoon. It looks like Stephen Pastis has a cameo in it.

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    fuzzpunch  over 9 years ago

    They grow up so fast!

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    jukeofurl  over 9 years ago

    Is it me? or has Dennis has packed on a few lbs. since I saw him?

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    Sisyphos  over 9 years ago

    Yeah, yeah, it was the Family Circus kids! Now, will cartoon-Pastis get a fancy new insurance-funded studio? Will he draw better pictures? BTW, love the cross-over in Dennis the Menace!

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    bahramthered  over 9 years ago

    Okay Denis graduated to arson. He’s still safer to have around than Rat. How many times has rat tried to burn Patis. Or shoot him?

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    WelshRat Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Heh. Seems Mr Pastis has a lot of friends in the biz. He’s credited in the foreword for one of Darby Conley’s ‘Get Fuzzy’ collections too.

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    GROG Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Mr. Wilson would be happy to be rid of him for sure.

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    arye uygur  over 9 years ago

    Yes, it IS ironic that Dennis the Menace and PBS both did crossovers of each other on the same day. Do you think they both agreed to it?

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    JoeStrike  over 9 years ago

    If this PBS strip was okay’d by the ghost of Hank Ketcham that takes half the fun out of it (which still leaves it pretty damn funny)

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    Aech  over 9 years ago

    I would love to see him crack on Cathy. That would make my month.

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    celeconecca Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Saw him on Dennis and couldn’t wait to see if Dennis was here!

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    I would watch out Mister.. You don’t want to be burned alive do you?


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    listmom  over 9 years ago

    Just saw the Denis the Menace strip and started LMAO. I only read it anymore thanks to the Comics Curmudgeon (, and so it was a great surprise. Of course, Pastis got Hamilton & Ferdinand with a nicer ‘gotcha’ than they got him. sigh Yet another thing to make me sad I couldn’t get to Comics Con.

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    mahsa  over 9 years ago

    oh god it was such an amazing1

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    rhonda Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Pastis has said before he’ll call the other artist to see if they’ll do something in their strip when he does a crossover like this.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 9 years ago

    I think Stephan still practises law on the side. He must be sued by Bil Keane on a daily basis. Now Hank Ketchum’s family can join the class action suit. Still my favorite strip. No holds barred. No sacred cows. (that could be a new character, Sacred Cow, he doesn’t give a flip about anything or anybody. Make’s a good politician)

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    JeffryD  over 9 years ago

    First time I’ve laughed about “Dennis the Menace” in years.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 9 years ago

    Won’t you PLEASE leave those four little clean-cut children alone?!

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    LadyChel  over 9 years ago

    Wow, seems everybody wants a piece of Pastis! This was so coincidental; not only does Pastis make a cameo in Dennis the Menace today, I’d also seem him in the Get Fuzzy strip the other day, and just now I saw him in a Barney and Clyde strip from March. Here’s the link to that one –

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    SackofRabidWeasels  over 9 years ago

    Ignoring something has never solved anything. If you have to resort to that statement, you have already lost the argument because you cannot think of a good reason why you like something that would refute said negative comment. Which means that you know the negative comment is valid in some way, but you can’t own up to it because you would be admitting to yourself that the comic strips of your day have fallen off a cliff in quality and that the only reason you cling to them is because you’re trying to recapture your youth.

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    Firebird67  over 9 years ago

    I like it that in today’s DTM Pastis is sitting under a banner reading “Comic Con”. A reference to his recent stint in the pen, perhaps?

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    hariseldon59  over 9 years ago

    Pastis seems to be on a “hot” streak lately. This should answer any “burning” questions as to whether he’s losing his touch.

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    craiglmckee  over 9 years ago

    great strip…my fave…lunacy, more crocs pleez…totally best. except, of course, for mark, trail, judge parker and blondie. yours in lunacy…craig

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    rob9108  over 9 years ago

    Congrats to Stephan! This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in years! You made me literally spit my coffee!

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    bmonk  over 9 years ago

    Looks like Dennis had a cuteness-fail.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I’m sure Pastis had not only permission but help.He’s talked before about doing crossovers with the full cooperation of Jeff Keane, who, after all, is the 2nd generation cartoonist of Family Circus and has a sense of humor about it. He’d also be the first to admit that he can’t draw well enough to have done Dennis, exactly as he appears in his own strip, all on his own. OTOH their “Pastis” looks like they drew it themselves. Cartoonists like poking fun.

    If they didn’t get a laugh out of jokes they’d be…well…lawyers and stuff.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Weasels….. Why so rude?And just how is a plea for politeness an indication of anybody’s age or taste? Are you so young you think common courtesy proves that someone is 90, and reads Mary Worth, and that there’s something wrong with both?

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    mac47  over 9 years ago

    Yep. Stephan is in Dennis the Menace today. I think it was a planned crossover.

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    BananaSlug  over 9 years ago

    That can’t be Dennis— it’s actually menacing.

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    waz_up_  over 9 years ago

    im bored

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    Fan o’ Lio. Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Dennis is standing in a puddle of gasoline – he could easily have set himself on fire as well. I guess that would have pleased some of the posters here.

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    dfowensby  over 9 years ago

    Now this is Quality comics. that nauseating leftover from the sixties self-immolates on pearls. finally a good strip this week. can we have the not-quite-aware-creator-is-dead-yet peanuts cast screw up an IED rig next?

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    codedaddy  over 9 years ago

    Bite your tongue, Bob. (Figuratively).

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    WillFest559  over 9 years ago

    Pearls, Zits, and Get Fuzzy are my favorite comics!

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