Comic Riffs: pearls before swine


Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Is ‘Pearls Before Swine’ creator getting divorced?? Well, if you believe everything you read in the (funny) papers...

Stephan Pastis is now single, you say. Well, if you believe everything you read in the (funny) papers...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:47 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013

STEPHAN PASTIS’s BIG ‘FAILURE’: ‘Pearls’ cartoonist’s new kids’ book is poised for success

STEPHAN PASTIS’s BIG ‘FAILURE’: ‘Pearls’ cartoonist’s new kids’ book is poised for success.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012

CAMPAIGN 2012: ‘The Simpsons’ ‘endorses’ Romney; ‘Pearls’ goes for third-party candidate

‘The Simpsons’ ‘endorses’ Romney; ‘Pearls’ proposes a third-party candidate.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 10/05/2012

‘PEARLS’ BEFORE AN AUDIENCE: ‘Pearls Before Swine’ creator Stephan Pastis keeps reaching for new readers

Pearls Before Swine’ creator Stephan Pastis keeps reaching for new readers.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2012

THIS JUST IN: ‘Pearls Before Swine’ launches immersive-- and ‘intimate’ — new app (*Shirt optional)

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/26/2011

COMIC MASH-UP OF THE DAY: The bestselling ‘Pearls Before Keane’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/15/2011

ALICE BEFORE ‘SWINE’: Pastis’ magnificent ‘Cul de Sac’ mash-up is our Cartoon of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2011

2011 RIFFY AWARDS: Vote now for Best Comic of the Year...

We put out the call for your nominations. The question: What was the Best Comic (Any Medium) in 2010? Today, having tallied your most nominated comics, we announce the six finalists for the big 2011 Riffy Award. They are:...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/19/2010

SHOUT-OUT OF THE DAY: Why 'Pearls' tips its (backward) cap to 'Cul de Sac'

(click here for enlarged image) The comics pages aren't unlike a sports team, in that only a couple of superstars are required to spark a wider sense of excitement, daily devotion and -- with an eye on the bottom...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010

BEHIND THE SCENES: See 'Cul de Sac,' 'Pearls,' 'Lio' cartoonists offer peeks behind the creative curtain

RingTales co-founder Michael Fry recently told Comic Riffs that his animation studio would soon feature behind-the-scenes interviews with such cartoonists as Stephan Pastis ("Pearls Before Swine"), Richard Thompson ("Cul de Sac"), Mark Tatulli ("Lio") and Paul Gilligan ("Pooch Cafe"),...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Casting 'PEARLS BEFORE SWINE': Stephan Pastis & RingTales take aim at screens big and small

A talking Larry the Croc has just come to computer screens -- and hopes are heightened that the grammatically challenged carnivore might also hit the big screen. "Pearls Before Swine" has just "soft-launched" 29 short animations on Babelgum.com --...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2010

AWARDS: 'Cul de Sac' cartoonist 'gobsmacked' by Reubens nod; Pastis & Piraro also nominated

The call so blindsided "Cul de Sac" cartoonist Richard Thompson, he says he didn't even quite understand the news. National Cartoonists Society prez Jeff Keane was calling to tell Thompson that he was a finalist for the Reuben "Cartoonist...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)