On the Tearing Down of the Berlin Wall, and the Putting On of Ziggy’s Pants

They are so close we can almost touch them.

I speak, of course, of Ziggy’s pants.

Presenting (cue trumpets)…

…….today’s Ziggy:

Like the shining Ark of the Covenant, there they are.

Not buried in some Egyptian tomb, but lost by a dry cleaner.

Will the dimunitive man put them on tomorrow?  Or won’t he?

It the most anticipated moment in popular culture since the O.J. Simpson verdict.

All brought about by one small rodent who led a revolution.

I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that this is the proudest moment in the history of “Pearls Before Swine.”

A moment where my work — lo, my art — changed the world.

While some make it their life’s work to free a people, save a species, or protect a planet, I made it mine to force a bald midget to cover his twig and berries.

And now I and a group of anthropomorphic animals willing to starve themselves for the greater good, stand on the precipice of something great.  And like Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev (“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”), I now say in a moment of even greater import:

“Mr. Wilson, wear now those pants.”

27 thoughts on “On the Tearing Down of the Berlin Wall, and the Putting On of Ziggy’s Pants

  1. I love that you got with Tom Wilson beforehand on this. The cross-over really helps the joke. Not to mention the respect it shows for you fellow artist.

  2. Is it just me or does anyone else appreciate the curious artistic choice in the, um, zipper area?

  3. I’m hoping that Stephan just has problems drawing zippers in pants – otherwise, I’m thinking Snuffles is… uhm….. getting happy? Is that a safe enough way to say it? :-D

  4. how presumptuous of u to assume u r the ONLY one trying to get Ziggy to put on pants!! foof!

  5. The pants on Snuffles is basically the pants as drawn in the Ziggy panel. So, it’s not Stephan’s doing, it’s Mr. Wilson’s doing.

  6. The curvy zipper design is just an exact copy of the pants in the Ziggy strip, not stephan’s own design.

  7. Wow. Someone who actually considers this a defining moment in his life. Have fun with this Mr. Lonely.

  8. Pingback: Ziggy: Look into pants. « Because No One Asked

  9. Isn’t it weird that they don’t care that a comic strip character wears pants but people complain about words like, sucks, screwed, crap, heck, hell on the comics page.

  10. Mr. Pastis, has anyone ever mentioned…that possibly…there is the slightest chance….that maybe you have too much time on your hands? Just asking…

  11. oh contrare, this was brought on by a rat who led a ratvolution! :) This is SOOOO COOL!!!! :) yes, I am a dork. This is, indeed, the proudest moment yet of “Pearls.” But who knows what tomorrow will bring?

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