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Product Details

  • Series: Pearls Before Swine Collection
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449408176
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449408176
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

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Stephan Pastis took an unusual route to becoming a number-one best-selling comics creator: he went to law school. It's not that he didn't want to become a cartoonist - as a child growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of San Marino, he spent many happy hours off by himself drawing. He was routinely called on to create cartoons for his school newspapers. But by the time he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in political science, Pastis - a completely self-taught artist - felt it unlikely that his cartoons would ever be syndicated.

So he found himself sitting in class at UCLA Law School, hopelessly bored, sketching the character Rat (who would later become a mainstay of all his future comic strips). Creative inspiration followed him through graduation in 1993 to his first law firm job in San Francisco, where by 1996 he finally started submitting his comics to syndicates. Persisting through an initial spate of rejections, Stephan Pastis created his signature strip Pearls Before Swine and eventually signed on with his syndicate in 1999. Pearls was off and running, making appearances on the web, in newspapers, and in many best-selling books.

In 2013, inspired to break out of the box of a daily comic strip, Pastis took on the new challenge of becoming a children's author, penning the first book in a projected middle grade series called Timmy Failure, about an inept kid detective and his sidekick polar bear. Fail it did not; receiving stellar reviews and becoming an instant New York Times and National Indie bestseller. Now published in nearly 40 languages worldwide, Pastis' defective detective is poised to become the next big breakout children's book character.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roger Farnham on October 22, 2011
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Stephan Pastis has to be one of the most creative and off-the-wall cartoonists since Gary Larson and his "Far Side" cartoons. This is a new collection of what I think is some of the best Pearls cartoons he has published. I always look forward to the release of a new book and this one does not disappoint. Just settle back and laugh.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kate Rose Carson on November 5, 2011
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Stephen Pastis is the funniest cartoonist in America. Psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors should hand out his book to all patients. It will cure depression instantly. This crew of outlandish characters can make you laugh out loud every time. Steve, what a way to earn a living! Good for you!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hi on October 10, 2011
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this book is amazing. its funny and has a variety of comics (croc vs. zebra, ect)
I recomend this book to anyone who enjoys pearls before swine or anyone who heard about this from a friend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 29, 2011
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I am a major fan of "Pearls Before Swine". Since the death of Charles Schulz ("Peanuts"), the retirement of Bill Watterson ("Calvin and Hobbes"), and the semi-retirement of Bill Amend ("Foxtrot"), there isn't a whole lot of inventiveness, creativity, and originality happening in the comics. The local papers around this area don't yet publish "Cul de Sac" or "Lio". Luckily, they all publish "Pearls Before Swine". Though the strip is full of witty puns, one-liner, and extensive verbal gags, the strip works best in three situations: anything to do with the Crocs, anytime the strip breaks the "rules" of comics (for instance stepping outside of the panel, bringing characters from other strips inside the Pearls world, etc.), and when the strip has a longer storyline. There's a little bit of each in LARRY IN WONDERLAND which features strips that originally ran from Aug. 24, 2009 to May 23, 2010. In this collection the Crocs try to invade Zebra's house and capture him in a variety of ways from taking a television customer satisfaction survey to climbing a ladder to becoming census workers. Other comics that are parodied in the collection include "Love Is...", "Family Circus", and "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith". A few of the longer storylines in this collection include the Crocs attempt to kill The Google, the Larry in Wonderland storyline, and Rats campaign to get Ziggy to put on pants. LARRY IN WONDERLAND is a book that will be enjoyed by any "Pearls Before Swine" fan and anyone who enjoys great comic strips.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wandering boy VINE VOICE on December 8, 2011
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The only sad part about this book (and it's not weepy sad) is that the whole book isn't about Larry and Bob and crew. I swear Pastis has been in my old neighborhood and followed my former neighbors around, then made them into crocs and gave them names! You have to love Larry and the boys. Although, I'm partial to Rat and Pig, I find the crocs to be extremely funny. Another great collection of the PBS crew. If you've never read PBS, this is a great starting point to meet the entire cast. I'm not sure there is any other cartoonist that can capture the moment with the facial expressions like Pastis does with Rat, Pig, Goat, Larry and all the other charaters that flow through PBS.

Wonderful strips!
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All fans of Stephan Pastis rejoice. Yet again another beloved and irreverent tale of our crocodile, rat and zebra buddies. A must read for all his followers.
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By A House of Readers on December 17, 2013
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What can we say? It's PEARLS: all of the ironic, sarcastic humor you know and love from the daily strip.
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By jah on December 9, 2013
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Pearls appeals to the sophomore in me. I love the rat, crocs,pig and all the other characters. The pig is especially dear because he's terminally dumb. We all have friends who step on social mines and don't realize it. I've done it myself. The most refreshing part of pearls is no goody two shoes PC crap. They drink beer and insult each other with wild abandon. My wife doesn't understand it but that's her misfortune. Keep it up cartoonist Pastis' JAH
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