Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740748073
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: COMIC
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 301,237
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephan Pastis

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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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Excellent!

    I loved this book. It was great to learn the history of Pearls Before Swine, and hearing everything from the strip's creator, Stephen Pastis. Must own for every PBS fan!

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    Hilarious, Original Pearls!

    Stephen Pastis has created truly quirky, unique and hilarious characters in Pearls Before Swine, and this volume is as good as the rest. The humor is often a bit edgy, which adds to the off-beat character personalities. Our entire family reads every volume, cover to cover, and Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic has been re-read repeatedly. Once Pastis's readers get to know his nutty cast of characters, their marvelous personalities and snappy banter are irresistible. As a bonus, Pastis is truly the Pun Master... Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2006

    Pastis wins again!

    This treasury is AWESOME! It's filled with to the brim with humor! You can obviously see why it's my favorite comic strip after reading just one page. I highly recommend it!

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