Did last months “Pearls Before Swine” and “Get Fuzzy” co-mingling confuse you or crack you up? For those of you who were caught off guard by the strips, there is a good artcile over at the Hartford Courant about Stephen Pastis, Darby Conley and Rick Stromoski’s inter-comic amiable feud that played out in the funny pages.
From the article:
So why all this inter-comic commingling? Part of it may be the fact that writing a comic strip is a lonely job. Writing your peers into your strips is sort of their version of goofing off at the office water cooler or playing pranks on each other.
“As I said to Darby before, it’s like we’re 6th-graders passing notes to each other, except we’re doing it in front of 25 million people,” Pastis says.