Pearls Awaits the Tide: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

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Pearls Awaits the Tide is a collection of comic strips written and drawn by Stephan Pastis during the year 2018–2019. This treasury includes a personal commentary by Pastis, which is a nice bonus. The comic strips are about the everyday lives of a group of characters, including Rat, Pig, Goat, Crocodiles, Zebra, and Pastis himself. Pastis uses his comic strips to joke about his take on modern issues that are going on in society, including political stances, social media, journalism, and technology, to name just a few.

Fans of the Pearls Before Swine series will delight in this new collection, which includes personal commentary and bonus introductions by the artist. Pastis is obviously a very talented and funny artist. His use of puns, wit, and dark humor is very funny and clever. I really enjoyed seeing a tribute to Charles Schulz with the Peanuts comic strips. I love how Pastis incorporated the actual Peanuts strips into his comic. It was interesting to learn that Pastis draws with his left hand when he wants to make his characters look bad. Fans of Pastis will really enjoy this treasury!

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date 23-Nov-2021
ISBN 9781524868932 Buy this Book
Issue February 2022
Category Sequential Art