Has this already been noted? If so, I can delete this…. but here’s a message (a tweet, I think) from Stephan Pastis to his readers:
Just a quick note to say that the Pearls Before Swine strips that will run in newspapers from 1/18 – 1/22 are all about an attempted presidential coup. They were all created at least a month in advance of [recent] events and are not a commentary on them.
Pastis expects to be able to run them some months from now, when (we all hope) the news will not be full of assault against our government.
Meanwhile those five days will present other reserve, new and already created strips.