I’m Touring Again! (Hide Your Valuables)

Good news.  Or bad.  Depending on your perspective.

I am being let out of my locked office for ten days to go on a book tour.  I’ll be visiting eight different cities.

All in support of my next treasury, which looks like this:

Hogs the Road final cover.jpg

The eight cities will be announced soon (Thus, the black strips over their names in the banner.  That’s to build suspense.  I hope you’re feeling suspensed.)

The tour will begin April 21.  This will give all of the cities the necessary  time to obtain restraining orders.

No, that’s not true.  I can go anywhere.

Except Turkey.

But that’s a discussion for another day.  So if you were planning on a big signing in Ankara, you might want to make other plans.

At each tour stop, I’ll be showing strips, reading hate mail, and signing books.   I will not be perched atop a girl’s bicycle.

And please, someone bring beer.  Even if the bookstores tell you not to.  Because, as you can see from the photo above, I’m a rebel.

53 thoughts on “I’m Touring Again! (Hide Your Valuables)

  1. I would LOVE to get the opportunity to meet you. A few years ago I had a chance, but here in Indiana it decided to have a blizzard that weekend. We are having spring this weekend. I have loved you for years and now my 10 year old daughter is in love with you. I really hope you will be near by. Faithfully, Coleen A. and Heather (daughter).

  2. What brand of beer do you drink? RSVP From: Pearls Before Swine To: tmcfalls342@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:18 PM Subject: [New post] I’m Touring Again! (Hide Your Valuables) #yiv7422145441 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7422145441 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7422145441 a.yiv7422145441primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7422145441 a.yiv7422145441primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7422145441 a.yiv7422145441primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7422145441 a.yiv7422145441primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7422145441 WordPress.com | stephanpastis posted: “Good news.  Or bad.  Depending on your perspective.I am being let out of my locked office for ten days to go on a book tour.  I’ll be visiting eight different cities.All in support of my next treasury, which looks like this:The eight cities will b” | |

  3. is that Rat between that womans legs on the chopper ? Frisky little rodent, that one…

  4. Please come visit Canada. I highly recommend Victoria BC… the GOP have no idea where it is. It was leaked that Victoria s near Seattle but who can u believe these days? We have beer EH !! If not… I am sorry….not sure why…it’s a Canadian thing 😞

  5. Please come to Grand Rapids, MI! Note: we were voted national beer city, so you’ll feel at home. I still think your strip is the best!!!

  6. My husband and I saw you at a church in Westlake OH a few years back. OMG! One of the funniest nights EVER! I’ve loved your cartoons since the very first one I saw, which I happen to remember: Atlas, weary from the weight of the world, being urged to set the earth down. He does so and somewhere on the other side of the globe, people are flattened!! And every time February rolls around, I CANNOT forget the famous ‘Cod All Nighty’!! THANKS for all the guffaws!

  7. Please come to Atlanta! But by Atlanta, I don’t mean downtown, uptown, or in town.
    Why not try the ‘burbs?

  8. You’re always welcome in Baltimore (we actually have a neighborhood named Pigtown). I’d be happy to show you around.

  9. Are you aware that Portland. Maine has the highest number of microbreweries per capita of any city in the US? We have one microbrewery for every 4,000 people and that’s just counting Portland proper! You’re missing out, and so are we. Please consider us. Lots of independent bookstores here. We’re a buy local kind of town.

  10. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY, you have to come to CANADA!!!! I’d appreciate VICTORIA, but I’m willing to come over to Vancouver if you decide that’s easier for you. See Stephan….it’s all about you. But listen…if you come to VICTORIA, we have so many incredible craft breweries here, it’s hard to count them all. And my hubby and I will personally escort you to all of them!!! So, that’s VICTORIA, BC CANADA. And remember…we’re friendly and we didn’t vote for Trump!!

  11. Please come to London – or at least tell us how to buy your signed books – UK fan

  12. Please come anywhere in the DC Metropolitan region! I save your strip everyday (from the Washington Post Express) in my desk, for whenever someone needs a mental break. I’ll bring beer and a new cap!

  13. Come to Tampa/St, Petersburg/Clearwater – three cities for the lodging of one plus we did not run you out the last time you were here even though there were five law enforcement agencies [Tampa, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, St. Pete and Clearwater – oops forgot the state of Florida so six] that could have arrested you the last time you came to St. Pete. Besides nearby is Tarpon Springs a very heavily populated Greek Community! No matter what “Pearls before Swine” is the best! Makes my day and in these times I need it!

  14. Will you announce the cities already? I doubt you’re planning on being anywhere near Boise, ID but if you are then I need to get the beer ready!

  15. Avid Canadian fan here, hoping you get to come through my city, Edmonton! I’d love to have the chance to meet you!

  16. Hi, there, Stephan! I just found Rat and Pig in Timmy’s 4th book!! Page 82: there is also Goat and an unguarded Duck! I translate Timmy into Spanish, by the way. Yes, I’m waiting to meet you with a Guard Duck myself after having to deal with all your puns for the last 4 years. So please come to Barcelona, Spain. Or somewhere near.

  17. If you come to Houston, I will ply you with beer, gin, more beer and . . . . whatever else you would like to imbibe.

  18. We (us?) here in Memphis (home of the blues and undisputed BBQ capital of the world) would welcome you with open arms. Hope you include us in your tour.

  19. Please come to Dallas but actually since folks in Dallas don’t read please come to a northern suburb of Dallas like Plano. You are like the funniest cartoonist every…..except maybe Adams but you are right up there.

  20. How about northern British Columbia Canada!!! I’m sure you have already thought of it. Always been a fan !!! Your pal Dave!!! Ps check out my shity comic on Instagram windsorcomics if ya want

  21. Who is that staring out the window on the cover? When I first saw it, I thought that it might be B.D. – a poke at Doonesbury – but I don’t think that B.D. wears a helmet anymore.

  22. Pastis don’t go to downtown Dallas. Too many ejucated folk down there. Please come to a place where we can all see you far more easily. I have to believe there are more fan’s of of Pearls in the northern Dallas suburbs then there are down there in Belo-ville.
    Been reading you since you started and think you are awesome. Would love to meet you but won’t come to downtown D to do it.
    Best on your book tour. Hope you sell alot so you won’t have to go back to the law…that could be really ugly !!!

  23. I hope to see you in Baltimore. I may bring you some Virginia craft beer (just a six pack) for your enjoyment. If you can’t take it all, I’ll help you dispose it properly. Do you prefer pilsner, lagers or IPA’s?

    Sent from my iPhone


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