Profiled: Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis

Chris Smith has written a profile about Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis in the The Press Democrat. Topics include his work schedule and non-Pearls projects.

Most Monday mornings, the Los Angeles native leaves the Rincon Valley-area condo that he and his Santa Rosa-born wife, the former Staci Daniels, share with kids Thomas, 13, and Julia, 9. He drives to a downtown coffeehouse, where he hunkers down to work in blue jeans and a baseball cap.

4 thoughts on “Profiled: Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis

  1. “Well, it’s not that Pastis can’t draw. The creator of the toothy and hilarious ?Pearls Before Swine? comic strip obviously can.”

    “Toothy” comic strip? What’s a “toothy” comic strip? That’s the best adjective the author could summon? “Toothy”?!

  2. I think it’s great that the article details his work schedule. I think its very easy for audiences to underestimate the amount of time and effort, and methodology, that actually goes into creating a comic strip.Congratulations on ten years!

  3. Always interesting to read about a successful cartoonist who doesn’t draw all that well (but obviously well enough) and doesn’t care. What makes them (and any good cartoonist) is imagination, humor, writing ability, character creation and interaction, and all the other many things that go into a successful work.

    As for “toothy,” – what DID the reporter mean? By any dictionary definition, it refers to actual teeth, as in toothy grin. If I can’t control my curiosity, I may have to ask the reporter.

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