Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 28, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The writer who retreats today lives to write another day.

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    JasonBall  over 1 year ago

    Can we actually have this please? I feel like participating.

    Excellent visualization as usual from Pastis. Great strip.

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    kaffekup   over 1 year ago

    Goat, if you want to be a writer, you should be aware words have several meanings.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Is panel 2 Pig’s visualization of Writers Retreat? Or is it Goat’s recollection?

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    Arianne  over 1 year ago

    Pig should have gone, too, he’s so literal.

    Ironically, Goat paid for the retreat with his charge card.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint.

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    Kaputnik  over 1 year ago

    Well, he could have thought that it was a place where writers get another treat.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I wonder what it is that they’re retreating from?

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Writing is too hard because you gotta get food on your plate, a shelter on your head, and some clothes on your body. Writing doesn’t pay.

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Is that the “It’s called writing” Legacy 5k runs?

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    T.P.# Eight  over 1 year ago

    Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” playing in the background :-)

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    mjb515  over 1 year ago

    Was the retreat led by G.R.R. Martin?

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “WRITING’S TOO HARD!!”…and reading this strip is getting harder!

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    rmercer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Whatever you do, don’t retweet that!

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    eddie6192  over 1 year ago

    Toon Boy brings up the rear.

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    aerotica69  over 1 year ago

    Yes, writing is hard, discouraging, painful and emotionally draining. However, NOT writing is even worse (for a writer).

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    V45mikky Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I always wondered what they do at retreats.

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    chris_o42  over 1 year ago

    Pig is hilarious! Thank you Stephan, you make me start every morning with a laugh.

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    jel354  over 1 year ago

    I would expect journalists to do that.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago
    GOAT is confused, maybe we have too many stupid shows of nonsense, and “scripted” reality shows……UGH! Writers are burned out and out of ideas….
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    dragonbite  over 1 year ago

    Maybe THAT’s why Hollywood is not coming up with any new stories?!

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    gnome  over 1 year ago

    Writers retreat….. after they get an advance.

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    jvn  over 1 year ago

    If you think writing is hard, try roofing in August.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pastis seems to prevail everyday…

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    For most of us writers, writing is fun. It’s the business that is hard.

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    Pelosi, Trump, and all 2020 presidential candidates are looking for a new social media writer who could make them appear younger, smarter, and connected to the constituents than the actual 1% that Pelosi, Trump and all presidential candidates are connected.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 1 year ago

    I feel this way almost every day!!! But writing is an addiction, a sickness from which I fear I will never recover.

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    HisTyness  over 1 year ago

    “Pig, are you pondering what I’m pondering?”“Probably not.”

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Not only is writing hard, but the odds of making a good living are approximately the same odds that a little kid has at birth… of becoming another Lew Alcindor, John Denver or President.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Pig knows what he thinks Writers’ Retreat means. And maybe he’s more right than wrong….

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    rgcviper  over 1 year ago

    I can relate. I’ve done a good bit of writing over the years, and it’s a lot harder than it seems. With determination, though, the end result can be awesome. Don’t give up, Goat!

    Also, seems like we haven’t seen Zebra (or the Crocs) here in quite some time …

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