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Comic books in 'Pearls Before Swine Treasury'

  • Issue #1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    The Fab Four of the funny pages come together again-this time in their first book treasury. Rat, Pig, Zebra, and Goat, the central characters of Pearls Before Swine, are back in Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic, the first Pearls Before Swine treasury-supersized for your enjoyment. But this is no ordinary cartoon treasury. Like the influential Beatles album that inspired the book's title, Sgt. Piggy is full of surprises. In addition to collecting all of the Pearls cartoons that appeared in BLTs Taste So Darn Good and This Little Piggy Stayed Home, cartoonist Stephan Pastis takes readers on a VIP backstage tour of one of the most successful comic strips in newspapers today.

    In Sgt. Piggy, Pastis explains the genesis of Pearls (hint: it didn't begin at an artist's easel), why he was initially reluctant to show it to newspaper syndicates (and the surprising reason he changed his mind), the unexpected responses from readers to his work, and which Pearls strips worked and which ones didn't (and how he would have corrected the ones that didn't). The result is a rare and revealing glimpse into the world of Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra. Full of humor and insight, sardonic asides and unexpected truths, Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic is a book that comics fans everywhere can enjoy anytime-even when they're 64!

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Before Swine: Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! TPB (2006 AM) 1-1ST


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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    In this, Pearls Before Swine treasury, you'll know you're not in Kansas anymore. The Pearls Before Swine crew are at it again in their new book, Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! But even the wonderful Wizard of Oz couldn't help this bunch of merry misfits. Collecting strips from his last two books, Nighthogs and The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised, cartoonist Stephan Pastis takes you on a magically malicious journey over the rainbow and into the rat trap of Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! As in the previous Pearls treasury collection, Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic, the comic strips are annotated, as only the smart-alecky, misanthropic-but-lovable Pastis can do. Following his yellow brick road of notes, readers gain great insights into the making of such classic Pearls bits as Rat's stint as a New York Times reporter, Angry Bob, Pig's plastic surgery, the Mallet o' Understanding, Mrs. Bootyworth, and the fraternal order of the Zeeba Zeeba Eetas.

    A special bonus feature included in Lions and Tigers and Crocs is "The Good, the Banned, and the Ugly," a section of never-before-published and unedited Pearls strips. So go, as fast as lightning, to the Emerald City-or the cash register-and buy this book, before a twister drops a Box o' Stupid People on you!

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Pearls Before Swine: Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! TPB (2006 AM) 1-REP

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    2nd or later printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    In this, Pearls Before Swine treasury, you'll know you're not in Kansas anymore. The Pearls Before Swine crew are at it again in their new book, Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! But even the wonderful Wizard of Oz couldn't help this bunch of merry misfits. Collecting strips from his last two books, Nighthogs and The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised, cartoonist Stephan Pastis takes you on a magically malicious journey over the rainbow and into the rat trap of Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! As in the previous Pearls treasury collection, Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic, the comic strips are annotated, as only the smart-alecky, misanthropic-but-lovable Pastis can do. Following his yellow brick road of notes, readers gain great insights into the making of such classic Pearls bits as Rat's stint as a New York Times reporter, Angry Bob, Pig's plastic surgery, the Mallet o' Understanding, Mrs. Bootyworth, and the fraternal order of the Zeeba Zeeba Eetas.

    A special bonus feature included in Lions and Tigers and Crocs is "The Good, the Banned, and the Ugly," a section of never-before-published and unedited Pearls strips. So go, as fast as lightning, to the Emerald City-or the cash register-and buy this book, before a twister drops a Box o' Stupid People on you!

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Before Swine: The Crass Menagerie TPB (2008 AM) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    Stephan Pastis sketches this nuanced comic strip tale, which features the arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat, who leads his four-legged friends through misadventure after misadventure. Joining him for the journey are Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; and Zebra and the eternally inept Crocodiles who pursue him. Together this mindful menagerie mocks the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's cynically biting wit.

    The third Pearls Before Swine treasury, this book combines all the cartoons from Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata and The Sopratos, along with annotations by Pastis. From courtroom antics to references of other cartoon strips, Pastis's strip is a fresh presence on the comic pages.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Pearls Before Swine: The Crass Menagerie TPB (2008 AM) 1-REP

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    2nd or later printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    Stephan Pastis sketches this nuanced comic strip tale, which features the arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat, who leads his four-legged friends through misadventure after misadventure. Joining him for the journey are Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; and Zebra and the eternally inept Crocodiles who pursue him. Together this mindful menagerie mocks the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's cynically biting wit.

    The third Pearls Before Swine treasury, this book combines all the cartoons from Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata and The Sopratos, along with annotations by Pastis. From courtroom antics to references of other cartoon strips, Pastis's strip is a fresh presence on the comic pages.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    Stephan Pastis has done it again with Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury. This edgy comic is the perfect collection of insight and observation on humanity's pitiful plight as seen by an arrogant rat, a half-wit pig, and their insane entourage. Pearls Sells Out gives fans their much-needed dose of humor, wit and biting sarcasm. The book also features thoughts and sly comments from Pastis about the strips in running commentary throughout the book.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, PC/PB&W.

    NOTE: "There's an artful, edgy rebellion being waged in the funny pages, and one of its brightest revolutionaries is Stephan Pastis." - Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Blows Up TPB (2011 AM) A Pearls Before Swine Treasury 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    Smart, sharp, and sometimes cynical, Pearls Before Swine is the fastest growing cartoon property in the universe. Stephan Pastis offers Pearls Before Swine fans a combustible collection brimming with explosive action inside Pearls Blows Up. Collecting every cartoon from 50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong and When Pigs Fly, this hot-to-the-touch, volatile edition also includes annotated thoughts reflecting Pastis's searing wit.

    Offering blistering commentary on hot-button topics related to recent news events, popular culture, cartoon-page contemporaries, and more, Pearls Before Swine expertly illustrates the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's mindful menagerie of fiery and feisty characters. Arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat stars in misadventure after misadventure with his four-legged friends, Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; Zebra, the activist; and those eternally inept carnivorous Crocs. Catch the dynamite action inside this hot-off-the-press edition of Pearls Blows Up. With multiple honors as Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, and an international fan base that follows the strip's appearance in more than 600 newspapers worldwide, Pearls Blows Up is guaranteed to be a blast.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    From fire-breathing jugglers to sword-swallowing illusionists, this treasury showcases all strips from Larry in Wonderland and Because Sometimes You Just Gotta Draw a Cover with Your Left Hand, along with Pastis's original commentary, which provides insight into what Pastis was thinking at the time random strips were conceived, and also fan reactions.

    Tackling topics ranging from current events and modern technology to human and croc nature, Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out offers up a sideshow of feisty characters, including arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat, who leads his four-legged collection of freakish friends through a carnival of misadventure. Joining the circuslike cavalcade are Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; Zebra, the activist; and those eternally inept carnivorous Crocs, who we learn happen to taste a lot like chicken. Pastis's cynical humor and sharp wit imbue this entertaining vaudevillian collection.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Falls Fast TPB (2014 Andrews McMeel) A Pearls Before Swine Treasury 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    In this treasury collection of Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Rat's Wars, the eclectic Pearls Before Swine cast play out their their respective roles. Rat is the arrogant know-it-all, taking constant advantage of the naive and simple Pig, with wise and pedantic Goat looking on in detached disapproval. The incredibly inept Crocs still hold hopes of eating their Zeeba neighbors. Throw in cameo appearances by Guard Duck and Snuffles the Cat and you get the full tableau of Pearls comedy. Stephan's personal annotations lend insight and more humor to this Pearls Before Swine collection.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Gets Sacrificed TPB (2015 Andrews McMeel) A Pearls Before Swine Treasury 1-1ST

    1st printing. Story and art by Stephan Pastis. True to Pearls Before Swine tradition, the latest cartoon collection brims with Stephan Pastis's cynical humor, sharp wit, and clever commentary. All the members of the skewed gang are here as Zebra engages in a never-ending war of neighborly hate with the Crocs. As always, Goat offers a voice of reason amid the ongoing chaos that Pastis creates, either from behind the pen or as a character within the strip itself. Pastis's latest collection is sure to add to the funny-page phenomenon, giving Pearls fans more of what they know and love: satirical logic and hilarious wit. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 248 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    Move over! Pearls Before Swine is back and badder than ever in the new treasury collection Pearls Hogs the Road. The Pearls gang returns with characteristically misanthropic humor (but with more leather): no self-aggrandizing is too flagrant for Rat, no subject is too erudite for Goat, and no sensory input is too basic for Pig. All topics are fair game for Stephan Pastis and his brass-knuckle punch lines. Comic strip censors, apathetic baristas, and IRS employees are all strongly advised to laugh or get out of the way.

    Pearls Hogs the Road also features three comic strips illustrated by the legendary Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes, who ended a 19-year hiatus from the comics page to collaborate with Pastis.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Takes a Wrong Turn TPB (2018 AM) A Pearls Before Swine Treasury 1-1ST


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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    In true Pearls Before Swine tradition, this treasury is full of Stephan Pastis's cynical humor, sharp wit, and clever commentary. Always together, and sometimes with their fellow funny-page characters, the regular Pearls clan weighs in on everything from modern technology to current events to human nature. Includes all cartoons from the collections I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream Because Puns Suck and Floundering Fathers.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W.

    Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Goes Hollywood TPB (2020 Andrews McMeel) A Pearls Before Swine Treasury 1-1ST


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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    In the newest Pearls Before Swine treasury, the Hollywood dreams of cartoonist Stephan Pastis meet with hilarious - and disastrous - results!

    Pearls Before Swine is one of the most popular comic strips of the past two decades, and this treasury packs in 18 months worth of daily comic strips including special commentary by author Stephan Pastis, winner of the 2018 Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. The book also includes an essay about his foray into the world of film directing.

    Softcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 256 pages, full color.

    Cover price $19.99.

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pearls Awaits the Tide TPB (2021 Andrews McMeel) A Pearls Before Swine Treasury 1-1ST


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    1st printing.

    Story and art by Stephan Pastis.

    For the past 20 years, Pearls Before Swine has been one of the most popular and consistently hilarious comic strip in newspapers. This treasury packs in 18 months' worth of daily comic strips from 2018-2019, including an introduction, essay, and special commentary by the author.

    Softcover, 8-in.x 11-in., 256 pages, full color.

    Cover price $19.99.