Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 31, 2014


Hide All Comments
  1. Right here
    Sherlock Watson  over 6 years ago

    Cue the “My Little Pony” theme, with some cursing thrown in.

     •  Reply
  2. Dessert
    cdgar  over 6 years ago

    This strip never ceases to amaze me. I couldn’t come up with this stuff day after day.

     •  Reply
  3. Seattle mormon temple7 thumb 1
    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 6 years ago

    Lady Amalthea of 1982 film “The Last Unicorn” would be pleased to know there’s another unicorn… as would Marigold of “Heavenly Nostrils” comic strip.

     •  Reply
  4. Jack benny 02
    Kali39  over 6 years ago

    Um, define normal…

     •  Reply
  5. Zoso1
    Arianne  over 6 years ago

    Well, some normal strips might think to use OxiClean instead of bleach, but probably not many of them, because, mostly, normal comic strips are OxiMorons.

     •  Reply
  6. Picture 001
    rshive  over 6 years ago

    Is Zebra white with black stripes… or black with white stripes?

     •  Reply
  7. Not quite 70
    unnormal  over 6 years ago

    Right —.Pastis produces a strip that exceeds the limitations of ‘normal’.Long live PBS !!!

     •  Reply
  8. Me 2021 toddler glitter
    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Doesn’t anybody besides me wonder why Goat would be asking Pastis that question?

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    noahproblem  over 6 years ago

    “Zebra Zebra Zebra Zebra Zebra Chameleon, you come and go, you come and go…”

     •  Reply
  10. Thinker
    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Sploinked and bleached, Zebra is standing up well under this assault by crazed Cartoon-Boy and his hateful alter ego, Rat. (Somebody give Pig a gummybear and make him shut up.)

     •  Reply
  11. Missing large
    Reppr  over 6 years ago

    “Normal” is probably not a term associated with most comic strips. This one is better than most. It is an excellent replacement on my “Fav’s List” for Far Side.

     •  Reply
  12. 1017207 10200214106421862 492754112 n
    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 6 years ago


     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    juicebruce  over 6 years ago

    Will the Crocs see the bleached Zebra ?

     •  Reply
  14. 20071112 einstein
    hariseldon59  over 6 years ago

    Nice callback to last Sunday’s strip.

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    Observer fo Irony  over 6 years ago

    Normal comic strips get fewer snarky comments.

     •  Reply
  16. Missing large
    ajnotales  over 6 years ago

    I never noticed that zebra and goat are the same character, one with horns, one with a mane. Keeping it simple…

     •  Reply
  17. 3083024 0826053922 daveb
    Kaputnik  over 6 years ago

    Now a croc comes in. “Hello Yewny-Cone” neighba.

     •  Reply
  18. Srt viper blue 2
    rgcviper  over 6 years ago

    Psh—normal is far overrated (as I know all too well, personally).


     •  Reply
  19. Crybaby 728828 1
    SallyLin   over 6 years ago

    He’s asking Cartoon Boy?? Absurd!

     •  Reply
  20. Missing large
    eddie6192  over 6 years ago

    Toon Boy’s brain is bleached.

     •  Reply
  21. Missing large
    bigbadpete  over 6 years ago

    Zebra’s face in panels 5-6-7 is priceless!

     •  Reply
  22. Missing large
    E_Cook1  over 6 years ago


     •  Reply
  23. Pa220005
    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Pastis, you blew this one. The line should be “Unicone! Unicone!” See, others can create punny lines too.

     •  Reply
  24. Missing large
    kaviski  over 6 years ago

    More proof that Stephan Pastis smokes opium

     •  Reply
  25. Profilepic yellowwarbler
    Squoop Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I’d like a hit of whatever Stephan is smoking!

     •  Reply
  26. 7 sisters
    SkyFisher  over 6 years ago

    Ain’t no such thing, Goat.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    Lawrence Stetz Premium Member over 6 years ago

    So apparently you can bleach the stripes out of a zebra.

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    DL  over 6 years ago

    PBS is SO great. Thanks, S.P., for changing careers!

     •  Reply
  29. Missing large
    hendrix_david  over 6 years ago

    If you are reading Pastis you are not normal, but in a good way.

     •  Reply
  30. Sad
    claire de la lune.  over 6 years ago

    “What happens in normal comic strips?”Boring things, which is why I adore Pearls.

     •  Reply
  31. Avatar
    highrollerhydra87  over 6 years ago

    So what would Zebra’s cutie mark be?

     •  Reply
  32. Monata
    comicsnerd74  almost 6 years ago

    I knew that rat “had the mind of a 3-year-old boy”.

     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    Clearstream  over 4 years ago

    OH! I remember this! This is the first PBS I ever read…

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Pearls Before Swine