Enjoy a new treasury of New York Times Best-Selling Pearls Before Swine. In this treasury collection of Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Rat's Wars, the eclectic Pearls Before Swine cast play out 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 rendition.
Pearls is the hottest comic in the newspaper business these days." -Raleigh News and Observer
* It's a hit!
* In The Sopratos: A Pearls Before Swine Collection, the sixth collection of the award-winning comic strip Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis knocks them dead with sharp wit and cutting humor, earning the respect of readers from coast to coast.
Made in America, Pearls Before Swine stars Rat, the boss of this outfit-arrogant, self-centered, and quick-tempered. Pig is the conscience. Zebra is a survivor (with Crocodile next-door-neighbors), and Goat is the brains. Duck is Pig's loyal but violent and unstable guard duck. The dark, twisted adventures of this bunch of goodfellas have made Pearls the fastest-growing comic strip of the decade.
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Pearls Before Swine’s motley crew is back in King of the Comics—where chaos is king and every page is filled with turbulence and shipwrecks of titanic proportions.Stephan Pastis offers Pearls Before Swine fans yet another smart, witty, and painfully honest commentary in King of the Comics—complete with the cast of edgy characters that fans have come to love and expect: Rat, the egotistical schemer; Pig, the slow-witted foil; Goat, the oft-ignored brain; and Zebra, the card-carrying activist. Together this circus-like crew teams up with their bizarre entourage (Guard Duck, Snuffles the cat, Gomer the sarcastic goldfish, and the eternally incompetent Crocs) to tackle a host of modern issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Offering irreverent and even caustic commentary on hot-button topics as well as wry observations about social and interpersonal dynamics, King of the Comics expertly illuminates the flaws within human nature—including humanity’s fervent quest for the unattainable. Along the way, readers will find themselves absorbed in Pearls’ wacky world, laughing out loud at the menagerie of over-the-top characters placed in awkward and peculiar situations. From Rat’s misadventures opening a beer-themed amusement park to Pig’s arrest for “flashing”—King of the Comics is sure to keep readers entertained and engaged with extended puns, morbid re-writes of nursery rhymes, and repeated excursions to Lemmings Leap.