So this morning, as usual, I read today’s Pearls Before Swine panel. It was unusual but unusually good. See it HERE.
Pearls, Dec. 7, 2017. Pastis/Go Comics.
Based on Pastis’s and Pig’s soul-searching I did a Google search and settled for his (Pastis’s) page at Wikipedia (Infogalactic it’s not, but they try). I found something very interesting.
A while back I noted my Big Four daily comics: Garfield, Pearls, Get Fuzzy, and Dilbert.
It turns out that three of the four have more in common than just my liking them. There’s a Peanuts connections too. Charles Schulz was Pastis’s mentor going into the field. A little later Pastis received public praise from Scott Adams (Dilbert) which launched his career. Pastis later collaborated with and learned from Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy).
I looked around for a connection to Jim Davis and Garfield but couldn’t find one. So I made one. Via this article (and a few in the past) the two titans are hereby linked.