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Pearls Before Swine Shrine

Postby John E Williams » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:38 pm

http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/

I think this is the best American comic strip since Watterson and Larson hung up their pen points. If you don't read it, you need to start now.

Here's a great article about Pastis in which he explains why the Crocs have that hilarious accent, among other things:

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/12/13/Flori ... that.shtml

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Postby Lori Koonce » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:57 pm

Oh Happy Day

I knew I couldn't be the only Harlan Ellison fan who enjoys this wonderful comic.

I swear my BFF and I have a kinda Rat and Pig Relationship.

Lori

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Postby paul » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:33 pm

I love the relationship Pastis and Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy) have, trading barbs in their strips.
The medium is the message.

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Postby John E Williams » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:46 pm

^^ Yeah, it's a lot of fun -- Rat shows up on the covers of Conley's books, and wasn't there a sequence some time back where "Pearls" did a whole series of strips that were nothing but paste-ups from "Fuzzy"? I absolutely loved that.

Lori: are you Rat or Pig?

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Postby paul » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:18 pm

Yeah, Conley did a week where he accidentally mailed a week of strips to Pastis, and S.P. c&p'd the zebras and gators over the strips. Good stuff.

I also like the April Fool's day strips, each comic being drawn by another cartoonist. I bet they can get real cruel and raunchy in panels made for just between themselves.
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Postby Duane » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:04 am

I've followed For Better Or For Worse for years. Recently, Lynn Johnston brought the "current" series to an end, but is retelling some of the earlier storylines with more current content and characters.

Luann is also awesome. Brings back the ol' family conflict dynamic!

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Postby Duane » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:05 am

Digging out my old Bloom County / Outland strip books. Got some reading to do!

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Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:45 am

Lori: are you Rat or Pig?


It's all rather relative John.

Sometimes I get to be Rat and others Pig. Vance and I aren't totally into ridged roles.

It's all rather complex, and hard to explain let alone understand. I mean I've been dealing with it for almost 8 years now and I still don't totally get it.

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Postby John E Williams » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:04 pm

Lori: understood, in an intuitive way. We all have our Rat days and our Pig days.

Not to mess up the Swine Shrine, but there's a another strip that bears mentioning: Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson (no, a different one), who for years has drawn Richard's Poor Almanack for the Washington Post. His newer strip is a charming, gently funny delight and deserves to be a huge success. Take a look:

http://www.gocomics.com/features/48

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Postby cynic » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:57 pm

"Not to mess up the Swine Shrine"

after larson,a favored panelist.
http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur

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Postby FrankChurch » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:59 pm

Duane, read Tom Tomorrow.

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Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:19 pm

A question for you fellow comic fans.

Over the holidays my brother gave me a series of anthology books from Dark Horse, DH Book of the Dead/Hauntings/Wichcraft/Monsters. Wonderful stuff including a series of stories by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson about a pack of dogs who have occult adventures. Is anybody familiar with this series? Is it a seperate line of work? The occult dog stories are wonderful but I can't find a seperate title anywhere.

Can anybody help?
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Postby Duane » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:18 pm

Thanks John for reminding me about "Pearls Before Swine." Thank heaven for comics.com!

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Frank, I love Tom Tomorrow. Zippy the Pinhead, too.

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Postby paul » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:03 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Duane, read Tom Tomorrow.


Tom T. is great. I'm also a Glen Baxter fan.
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