Monday, June 1, 2015

Even More Shakespeare in Pears Before Swine

Pastis, Stephan. “Whuh you Reading?” When Pigs Fly: A Pearls Before Swine Collection. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2010. 11.

Hey,
son.
Whuh
you
reading?

'Romeo and
Juliet' . . .
Its for my
English class.
Thus begins another nifty Shakespeare-related comic by Stephan Pastis.

And the spacing of that dialogue makes it easier for the comic to be inserted below!

Pastis has a fair number of Shakespeare-related comics. In the following, the dad Croc (like most of the Crocs in the comic, a fairly low wattage bulb) finds his son (unlike most of the Crocs in the comic, an over-achiever) reading a book. Observe the hilarity:


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