Pig: Did you hear Stephan has begun painting? He's starting out by painting nudes.
Goat; That's terrific. A lot of great artists have gotten their start by painting nudes.
Pastis: Painting nude.
Pig: Sometimes that extra 's' makes all the difference.
BE THIS GUY over 7 years ago
MY EYES! MY EYES!
legaleagle48 over 7 years ago
I’ll bet Goat wishes he could unsee that!
Sherlock Watson over 7 years ago
It’s actually very hard to paint nudes; they keep squirming and saying, “Stop that!”
Templo S.U.D. over 7 years ago
Rat, where are you? Pulverize Mr. Pastis for his lame punchline again… AFTER you’ve clothed him.
baddawg1989 over 7 years ago
As Ed O’Neill’s Al Bundy character used to say, “I’m blind!”
AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 7 years ago
Goat now looking for brain bleach to get that image out of his memory.
knight1192a over 7 years ago
And we all wish Pig had been right in the first panel rather than the third.
Course on the plus side for Stephan, Pig’s sister Farina will probably be crazy for him now. After all, she once dumped Rat for Ziggy because “He’s a real man.” And he wasn’t wearing pants back then. She dumped a typically naked rat for a guy who ran around without pants, she’d probably go ga-ga for a guy in nothing but a ball cap.
Kali39 over 7 years ago
Stacy? I think you’d better move away. Cartoon Boy has gone nuts…
Zankchi11 over 7 years ago
I wonder if Stephan hesitated on this one… IT IS VERY ODD
JohnoTeacher over 7 years ago
COMIC CENSOR! Over here!
Kind&Kinder over 7 years ago
I see Stephan is in arrears!
Alexander the Good Enough over 7 years ago
For Pete’s sake, what the heck is all the yelling all about!? So Stephen is nekkid. Big deal! So are most all of the others. He should maybe have a towel to sit on, however…
Arianne over 7 years ago
Yes, it’s true. Rat, Pig and Goat are also butt nekkid. But, now that Toon Boy has joined them, like Pig said, that extra ‘S’ makes all the difference.
wiselad over 7 years ago
the absence of extra s changed TWO WORDS
wiselad over 7 years ago
on the September tour,,,,,,,will all the fans start by saying to Pastis “no pun intended but……………”?
Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 7 years ago
You gotta feel for Goat. I’m going to go wash my eyes out. With soap.
Sisyphos over 7 years ago
So, now the truth (and a lot more) comes out! Cartoon-Boy is an exhibitionist! In fact, he’s had a number of exhibitions, I do believe.I don’t know that I want my cartoonist to be a practicing naturalist.I hope Goat recovers his vision….
Reppr Premium Member over 7 years ago
I guess he can call it “S” if he wants to.
mammamoonbeam over 7 years ago
So OK. He’s painting nude. But WHAT is he painting? By the size of the brushes and paint can, it has to be something BIG!
Cameron1988 Premium Member over 7 years ago
and yet he keeps the cap on. Stephen ought to audition for “Naked and Afraid”
SusanSunshine Premium Member over 7 years ago
No nudes is good news..
whiteheron over 7 years ago
Is he naked? Or neked? That one little letter makes all the difference ’round here.
Ron Nacker over 7 years ago
Stephen I always thought you where crazy but now I can see your nuts.
Plods with ...™ over 7 years ago
Pass the brain bleach, please.
oldschool434 over 7 years ago
Thing that make you go awck
TimeLord over 7 years ago
Poor Goat. He will likely have to wash his eyes out for 15 minutes, then seek therapy… LIKE THE REST OF US!!!
Lucid Premium Member over 7 years ago
Can’t UNSEE that!
TimeLord over 7 years ago
Besides, painting nudes wouldn’t be that big a departure. He’s be drawing nudes for ages and they completely got past the sensors. Mommy! Mommy! Goat has no pants!
However to be honest, if I had been Pastis I’d have drawn larger paintbrushes. I mean, have SOME ego…
steverinoCT over 7 years ago
Given the number of “weekend Ts” I own with paint on them (I’m wearing one now) painting nude sounds like a good option.
Max Starman Jones over 7 years ago
There needs to be some kind of warning. I was eating breakfast!
gjsjr41 over 7 years ago
DrJKnows over 7 years ago
Stephan is no longer one step ahead of the mob.
lin4869 over 7 years ago
gordol over 7 years ago
It’s easier to clean paint off of skin than clothing.
Ermine Notyours over 7 years ago
“Hey, my eyes are up here!”
Saddenedby Premium Member over 7 years ago
painting nudeis so crudewith a wigglefor a giggleburned my eyesno surprisewithout brushescensor crushes!
bmonk over 7 years ago
That’s our Stephan—using a broad brush when it comes to punny material!
Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member over 7 years ago
Nudity is comics is as old as comics themselves. Consider the following iconic characters:Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe LePew, etc.We even had humans — the “Love Is” couple comes to mind (though they had the same gonads of Barbie and Ken…)We could add the pantsless Donald Duck and Porky Pig.
Rush Strong Premium Member over 7 years ago
But it wasn’t a full ‘S’, it was only a half ‘S’ display.
NWdryad over 7 years ago
Goat’s expression is priceless. Nothing fazes Pig. Pastis naked should not be seen for any price.
route66paul over 7 years ago
It saves on the laundry bill
J. Krysl over 7 years ago
Oh. OH! Um…
finnygirl Premium Member over 7 years ago
This was absolutely hilarious! The comic and the comments! :-D
unclebob53703 Premium Member over 7 years ago
Number Three over 7 years ago
Is there any brain bleach going spare? Seems I’m not the only person who is asking for it.xxx
WaltWenger Premium Member over 7 years ago
In a column to the right of these comments I see an ad that says, “Hire Stephan to Speak at Your Next Event!” Think carefully, my friend, think carefully.
patlaborvi over 7 years ago
I’ve heard of writers who write in the nude (I’m not one of them, but I’ve never heard of artists paining in the nude.
Andrew Bosch Premium Member over 7 years ago
I see that Stephan uses the kind of paint brushes that are normally used for painting walls or door frames. I wonder what he is using for the detail work???
claire de la lune. over 7 years ago
Same with commas! Entire children’s books are dedicated to the subject.
rgcviper over 7 years ago
Can I join the brain bleach club? Might need some extra doses, too …
tgrfemme over 7 years ago
To my eyes he’s covered what could be considered the “naughty bits” unless you count the buttocks. More seriously, do pass that mind bleach! ;)
abbybookcase over 7 years ago
stupid xmas movie—2 guys yelling at cute girls realize to their horror that 2 of them are their daughters—cut to scene of the men in church desperately throwing holy water in their eyes
mr_sherman Premium Member over 7 years ago
Several years ago, a friend of mine and his wife go to a beach in Santa Barbara where going topless is the norm. He looked over the boardwalk and saw his daughter.
Bernadette Boe over 7 years ago
Where is the Comics Censor??
ValancyCarmody Premium Member over 7 years ago
I think Stephan is cute
jacksnipe06 over 4 years ago
jeez, what’s so great about painting naked people?!
Caedmon The Great over 2 years ago
I love goat’s expression in the last panel
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