Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 19, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    And he borrowed the brick wall from the “Peanuts.”

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    Sherlock Watson  over 7 years ago

    Is nuclear fallout what caused Paris Goat to lose his beard in the early days of the comic?

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 7 years ago

    Tbh it is actually a nice backdrop for it – except ofc for all the other people appearing in the strip.

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    bigcatbusiness  over 7 years ago

    Aren’t pearls round stones that come from mollusks?

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    knight1192a  over 7 years ago

    Tons more than you’ll ever have, Rat. Since no one wanted to buy your Dickie the Cockroach treasurie, Rat, you should have taken the hint.

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    Bilan  over 7 years ago

    Does Neighbor Bob live in the second pile of ruble down the street?


    Seriously though, how do you explain the Crocs’ house?

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    juicebruce  over 7 years ago

    Well if this is not a croc………..And that is how the Crocs came to be…..

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    PICTO  over 7 years ago

    Don’t let your limitations define you, Stephan.

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    garcoa  over 7 years ago

    But such a well drawn pillow!

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    mortaur  over 7 years ago

    Is that supposed to be broccoli in the first frame?

    Just ONE diner…with a setting for TWO?

    Even the TV is a side-view. I bet it’s not even a TV.

    That last frame just shows an a-hole with 2 butt cheeks. How hard can THAT be to draw?

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    laurac5800  over 7 years ago

    Don’t worry, Stephan. I probably suck worse than you.

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    MS72  over 7 years ago

    he draws using an Etch-a-Sketch

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    toahero  over 7 years ago

    what about the beach?

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    prince valiant Premium Member over 7 years ago

    why is it that characters that made a comic strip enjoyable to read eventually get shoved aside for the sake of ease? Is it laziness or burn out?

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 7 years ago

    Neighbor Bob occasionally wanders over from the nuclear wasteland.

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    lproven  over 7 years ago

    “Ankh-Morpork! Pearl of cities! This is not a completely accurate description, of course — it was not round and shiny — but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc.”

    ― Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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    rageiken  over 7 years ago

    This is always the one strip that can make me laugh out loud!!! I read it every day and never fail to wonder how he comes up with these things. Just Rat, Pig, and Goat is all he needs to use to show the idiosyncrasies of the world.

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    Solaricious Premium Member over 7 years ago

    When’s the last time anyone bought a console television?

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    jerrythemacguy  over 7 years ago

    Your artistic skills have advanced dramatically since the early, minimalist days of “Pearls”, Pastis. You ain’t no Hal Foster, though.

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    aerilim  over 7 years ago

    That’s not true Rat. The nuclear brocolli sprout looks very real…

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    zeexenon  over 7 years ago

    Hey, this is about nothing, just like Seinfeld.

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    asianwoof  over 7 years ago

    Pearls: Rise of the Post-Nuclear Family

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    Andrew Capp  over 7 years ago

    Quack on the draw?

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    There are no secrets around here, Cartoon-Boy. Even Goat and Rat know the truth; but

    you can’t handle the truth!

    Hence, this charming nuclear myth….

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    BobCu  over 7 years ago

    Bizarro has the best artistic skills.

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    robertiris  almost 2 years ago

    I love an origin story! When does Wolverine make an appearance?

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