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An Afternoon with Stephan Pastis of Pearls Before Swine
Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Join us at the ToonSeum for an afternoon with Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis.
Nationally syndicated cartoonists Stephan Pastis will be at the ToonSeum and Bricolage on June 23rd at 12 noon where in his own words:
"I talk about the strip, tell the strange tale of how I went from being a lawyer to a syndicated cartoonist, show a number of readers’ favorite strips, and of course, talk about some of the strips that weren’t big hits (including some of the angry mail they generated). It’s inspirational, it’s funny and it’s better than just sitting with a bunch of people in a quiet room."
The talk will take place at Bricolage theater near the ToonSeum.
The event will be followed by a book signing at the ToonSeum where guests can also see original Pearls Before Swine art in the premiere of Stephan's first ToonSeum exhibition!
Ticket to talk only: $6
Ticket and book: $13
Ticket and signed limited edition print $35
All proceeeds benefit the ToonSeum.
Seating is limited and advance purchase is highly reccomended.
Tickets may be purchased at
Presentation 12 noon at Bricolage
Book Signing and exhibition 1:30pm at the ToonSeum
for additional information call 412-232-0199
About Pearls Before Swine
At its heart, Pearls Before Swine is the comic strip tale of two friends: an arrogant Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who doesn't know any better. Together, this pair offers caustic commentary on humanity's quest for the unattainable. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams says that Pearls is "one of the few comics that make me laugh out loud." The strip has twice won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben division award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip – in 2003 and in 2006.
When & Where
The mission of the ToonSeum is to celebrate the art of cartooning. Our goal is to promote a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming, and exhibitions or original cartoon art.