Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ted and Rat, Together Again for the First Time

As it was foretold...



Thank you, Stephan, for the great idea and the original artwork of today's Pearls Before Swine!

15 comments:

Robert said...

Woohoo! I headed here as soon as I read PBS! It really WAS Pastis lo those many months ago. Nice to see some cross-over action there, too, Ces!

Now if we could just get Blondie in a three-way....

Lindsey said...

I laughed at the PBS strip, and then when I read Sally Forth I laughed ever harder. Was this planned?

Francesco Marciuliano said...

Yes it was. Glad you liked it!

jfruh said...

Sally's smug face in panel three seems to be saying "Why can't he wear the bag all the time?"

yellojkt said...

The day finally arrived. I was beginning to lose faith, but you came through. Well played.

Thumper said...

When Sally & Ted headed for NY, I was hoping for the crossover. Very funny :)

Woodrowfan said...

I was disappointed you didn't sneak Rat into the background of Panel 1 of SF.

Still, good show!

Dimestore Lipstick said...

I loved how even the ruthless Rat seems to be a bit intimidated by Sally. And when I got down the page to SF, I decided I wanted to marry both you and Pastis.

Withyouinrockland said...

So is there like a new cartoonists vs. old cartoonists kind of thing going on in the syndicates these days? Like you, Pastis and Conley vs. well, everyone else. Cause a couple of Pastis' strips I've thought, "they're going to car bomb that guy."

I mean there's a reason they're called "syndicates."

Stacia said...

woodrow fan, are you sure he didn't? The concierge looks like he either has Mickey Mouse ears, or is Brack from "This Island Earth".

I love this crossover too much for words.

propix said...

Just too awesome for words. Sublime in its beauty, really. I love you all for ensuring that you can enjoy at least some of the comics page non-ironicly.

MinorAgentofChaos said...

Usually I pass over Sally Forth, though in recent months (with the Ted's unemployment storyline), I've been getting into it -- it's been hitting really close to home, with circumstances in MY house.

But the crossover just made my day. You & Pastis rock.

Sara Benincasa said...

Well played, sir. Well played.

Sarita said...

Great work! I'm glad our paper carries both of your strips.

D.B. Echo said...

I live near a medium-small city (Wilkes-Barre, PA) that has not one but two local newspapers. Pearls Before Swine appears in one and Sally Forth in the other. I was so happy to finally see Ted Forth in PBS that I was completely unprepared when I opened the other paper to the funnies and saw the continuation of the scene.

I am imagining that in Earth-5474 (the Sally Forth dimension) Rat appears as a bald, late-meiddle-aged man with glasses and an oddly misshapen head, while in the Pearls Before Swine dimension Ted Forth is three and a half feet tall.