Thursday, April 13, 2006

Welcome back, Pearls Before Swine

Three today from the newspapers and the internets.
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis (Welcome back!) (edit 4/14, eegads, what a mistake in the credits. I'm so sorry.)
Monty by Jim Meddick (Thanks to Ugliness Man again)
Basic Wage Kids
by Owen Heitman (Thanks to Mr. Heitman himself.)

After reading this blog, Heitman confessed to his use of a silent penultimate panel here. Don't worry, you're in good company today.

For the solution to this punchline, see the end today's column.

Today's Monty is an effective use of the silent penultimate panel. It is sort of an old gag, but it's done well here.

And after several weeks' absence, Pearls Before Swine is back. Early on it was here everyday. It's an old friend returned.



Blogger Charles Brubaker said...

"Pearls Before Swine by Scott Stantis"!?

Stephan Pastis draws "Pearls". Scott Stantis draws "Prickly City".

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Owen Heitmann said...

Heh... I overlooked the fact that the Basic Wage Kids joke might need an explanation. Comics vs. obscure music trivia: who will win?

Thanks for the link!

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

But the Pearls Before Swine panel does in fact provide information about
a) What the Vikings are reading, and
b) Rat's reaction to this.
It does in fact make the joke (that the action men in the final panel are in fact the ones who ordered Cosmo) all the funnier because it contradicts our (and indeed Rat's) expectations. However, that was conveniently not mentioned in your blog (and the panel was also cropped so as not to include Rat's reaction.)
Unless you were congratulating Stephan on a very witty use of a vocally silent, but still relevant use of a penultimate panel, that is?

3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the obvious level of the joke (white stripes, black keys = piano, not bass) was amusing.

5:34 AM  
Blogger The Matt said...

Quite a few for Friday. I see "Cow and Boy", "Barkeater Lake", "Robotman" (it'll never be "Monty" to me).

7:17 AM  

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