I’m currently finishing up an ebook for the iPad that I’m doing with Chronicle Books. It’s called “Only the Pearls” and is set to come out in early December. It will have 250 of my favorite Pearls strips, as well as both audio and video commentary.
But in doing the videos, we occasionally used a product for which we needed approval from the company that makes it.
Long story short, the company said no.
They said Pearls Before Swine was not a “good fit” for their product. i.e. That the comic strip was not something with which they wanted to be associated.
Was it Mercedes Benz? Perhaps concerned with tarnishing their pristine image?
The Ritz Carlton? Maybe worried the strip wasn’t a good fit for their customer?
Cristal champagne? Not sure I meshed with their upscale reputation?
It was a dog chew toy.
Apparently Fido would take one look at my videos and spit the toy right out.
So now I can officially say…
My work is not fit for a dog.