More Virginia Book Signings

More Virginia book signings! Because my Washington Post event has sold out, I will be signing books next week at two additional locations: the Costco in Arlington, VA on Sunday, June 1 at 12 pm; and the Costco in Fairfax, VA on Sunday, June 1 at 3 pm.

And if you don’t want a book signed, I can always direct you to the frozen corn dogs.

Pearls Before Swine Figurines — The Choice is Yours

So at one of my recent book signings, a Pearls fan (and professional toy maker) presented me with a great figurine of me, Stephan.  It’s made out of resin and is about four inches high.


I got his contact information and asked if he’d want to make figurines of some of the other Pearls characters.  He said yes.

So the plan right now is to start out with a set of four Pearls characters.  We’re not yet sure if they would be sold individually or as a set.

But I’d like your feedback on which characters you’d like to own as figurines.


And if you’d like to see a specific pose (Rat hitting someone with a bat?  Pig jumping in the air?  The lemmings leaning over the cliff?), feel free to suggest it in the comment section below.

Thanks for your feedback.




I Think I Got Screwed

If you ask me, the censorship code for comics is way too strict.

For example, here is today’s original strip:


But here is how it was changed for newspapers:


Is “Screw you” really that offensive of a phrase?  It doesn’t feel that way to me.

What do you think?





The Timmy Failure/Pearls Tour Continues Next Week

The Timmy Failure/Pearls tour continues next week.  And it is making a surprise stop in….


See dates and locations below!

Thursday, March 13, 4:30 p.m.Foxtale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main Street, #138, Woodstock, Georgia

For the Atlanta stop, I won’t be doing a presentation, but I will be signing books, drawing characters in the books, and kissing babies.  So if you want your baby kissed, or just feel the need to touch my arm, stop on by.

Saturday, 3/15/14, 2:45 p.m. – Southwest Florida Reading Festival, Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park, Fort Myers River District, Fort Myers, FL

Sunday, 3/16/14, 2 p.m. – Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

So come on out and meet me, and see if I’m as annoying as you’d assume.  And bring beer (although I’m not supposed to tell you that, because my kids book publisher gets mad when I do).  So hush hush on the beer.

And wear clothes.


Stephan “Soon to be Sleeping on Your Couch” Pastis