Pretty cool story. I’d told Jacqui the other day as I was reading the strip that it looked like an old Calvin & Hobbes strip. From Stephan Pastis’ blog:
He said he knew that in my strip, I frequently make fun of my own art skills. And that he thought it would be funny to have me get hit on the head or something and suddenly be able to draw. Then he’d step in and draw my comic strip for a few days.
The cartoonist who last drew Calvin and Hobbes riding their sled into history would return to the comics page.
To draw Pearls Before Swine.