Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.


Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis had a brief email conversation with Bill Watterson. Then:

[H]e had a great sense of humor about the strip I had done, and was very funny, and oh yeah….

…He had a comic strip idea he wanted to run by me.


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.

That’s right.

The cartoonist who last drew Calvin and Hobbes riding their sled into history would return to the comics page.

To draw Pearls Before Swine.

I’ve had a pretty amazing week for a lot of reasons, both obvious (WWDC) and personal. This story is one hell of a great way to cap off this week. (Via YJ Soon.)