The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday Bonus Pig

That's a title I always wanted to use, and since the novel didn't work out it'll do for a blog post. But I also always wanted to do a comic about a pig named Sweeney; this isn't it, this is an old sketch for an illustration job for Yankee magazine when it was art directed by the mighty J Porter. Nowadays of course Stephan Pastis has a perfectly excellent comic about a pig, named Pig not Sweeney, so I feel another pig strip would be superfluous. But if Pig ever wanders away from Pearls Before Swine like Shermy wandered away from Peanuts, here's a backup comic pig. And look how loaded with pathos & sympathy this one is! If he were converted into a line of mid-priced stuffed toys he'd fly off the shelves so fast you'd swear he had wings, and coffee mugs? They'd kill.

Though like the sign says, he does look dangerous. He must have a compelling backstory.


Homer Jay said...

Just for my edification:

"Beware of Pig" is a title you always wanted to use?

Or "Wednesday Bonus Pig" is a title you always wanted to use?

I guess it depends on whether it's a daily or a weekly strip.

richardcthompson said...

Good question, bg. I hadn't thought of it, but either title works for me. The one I was refering to was "Wednesday Bonus Pig", only because I couldn't think of anything else to say.

"Beware of Pig" would be a good title for a sequel to Charlotte's Web, where Wilbur gets mean, like "Some Bad Pig".

here today, gone tomorrow said...

"Babe Gone Bad".

Nothing much to say is exactly what blogging is all about. Welcome to the blogassfear (credit "Joey Polanski" for that spelling).

Kid Shay said...

I always thought Pastis stole the pig from Pink Floyd.

Then again, didn't Nixon keep a pet pig at the White House?

Unknown said...

You might enjoy this audio interview with “Pearls Before Swine” cartoonist Stephan Pastis.