Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
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!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ladycato - LibraryThing
This is the first treasury of Pearls Before Swine comics; I'm acquiring them out of order, as the first one I read turns out to be the third treasury. Ah well. This first volume was great to read ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
I enjoy the humor in this very much. Sometimes I find myself identifying with Pig, sometimes Rat and occationally Goat. I love puns and conversations full of misunderstandings. Reminds me of home. It ... Read full review