Edgy, funny,current - did we mention funny? Stephan Pastis' Pearls Before Swine comic strip is a nationwide favorite, featured in over 750 newspapers, including our own News & Observer. Stephan returns Tuesday, May 2, at 7 pm for his new Pearls collection, Pearls Hogs the Road. Catch up on the latest from Rat, Pig, Goat and more. Who's your favorite? This collection also includes the cartoons that Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes came out of retirement to collaborate on with Stephan!
Stephan will be in conversation with News & Observer Metro Editor Thad Ogburn, as well as showing some Pearls' strips.
Previously ticketed event: Those who've pre-purchased Pearls Hogs the Road from us have been issued admission/signing line tickets. These tickets are for admission to the program. They do not guarantee a seat. Those with admission tickets should be here by 6:30 pm. At about 6:45, we will open up unused spaces to those waiting outside.
After those with tickets are admitted, the event is open to all. Once we reach our fire code capacity, we will form an outside-the-store signing line.
There is no limit to the after-program line to meet Stephan and have your book(s) signed. Once our admission-signing line ticket holders have gone through, the line is open to all. You WILL meet Stephan and interact with him at the signing table.
Not able to attend the event? We can get a book signed for you by Stephan and mail it to you. (Mailing fee would apply.)
Thank you for joining Stephan in supporting independently-owned bookstores.
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.
Stephan Pastis may not be the kind, selfless arachnid of E.B. White's cherished children's novel, but he sure can spin a story - that is, if Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra don't swat him with a stick first. In Stephan's Web, the Pearls gang continues to find that friendship and puns are the best defense against everyday predators, like self-righteous vegans, cyclists, and fruitarians.