Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 26, 2015

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  about 7 years ago

    Larry, go home. You’ll be ok.

     •  Reply
  2. 8d4e8ad6 4494 4665 8009 edd51c3035f8
    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  about 7 years ago

    Sounds like an “awwww” moment (sans the “don’t leave me alone with your mother” part).

     •  Reply
  3. Dessert
    cdgar  about 7 years ago

    That’s sweet Larry, but you’re a big boy now. Act like it.

     •  Reply
  4. Right here
    Sherlock Watson  about 7 years ago

    Larry probably heard Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle” on the radio.

     •  Reply
  5. Truman
    Mikel V  about 7 years ago

    You won’t be alone, Larry. You have another good friend at home, you know, the little guy who looks suspiciously alike certain cartoon boy

     •  Reply
  6. B3b2b771 4dd5 4067 bfef 5ade241cb8c2
    cdward  about 7 years ago

    Today is the day our son leaves me alone with his mom as he heads off to college. Kind of hits home

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    juicebruce  about 7 years ago

    Hang in there Larry.

     •  Reply
  8. Missing large
    yvantheterrible  about 7 years ago

    now Larry will have to take out the garbage

     •  Reply
  9. Mypicture 1 2
    mammamoonbeam  about 7 years ago

    Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. The Prophet – Kahil Gibran

     •  Reply
  10. 1017207 10200214106421862 492754112 n
    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Poor, Larry will be stuck with his cheating wife

     •  Reply
  11. 7 sisters
    SkyFisher  about 7 years ago

    I wonder if, in real life, Pastis’ son has just gone off to college or something.

     •  Reply
  12. 7 sisters
    SkyFisher  about 7 years ago

    I wonder if, in real life, Pastis’ son has just gone off to college or something.

     •  Reply
  13. Thinker
    Sisyphos  about 7 years ago

    Awww, Larry. That is so poignant! But give life with just Patti a try, Larry. It may work out better than you are expecting!

     •  Reply
  14. Missing large
    nossmf  about 7 years ago

    Pops, you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here…

     •  Reply
  15. Profilepic yellowwarbler
    Squoop Premium Member about 7 years ago

    OMG a Pearls comic actually brought a tear to my eye that wasnt laughter. Who’d a thunk THAT was possible??

    @mammamoonbeam Thank You!

     •  Reply
  16. Missing large
    echoraven  about 7 years ago

    Sweet comic right until the last panel when it became a Stephan Pastis comic.

     •  Reply
  17. Papa smurf walking smiling
    route66paul  about 7 years ago

    I can relate.

     •  Reply
  18. Missing large
    LuvThemPluggers  about 7 years ago

    Larry must be retired. The thought of being “home alone” with a beloved spouse of many years is terrifying to many of us.

     •  Reply
  19. Island
    Sheila Hardie Premium Member about 7 years ago

    The truth comes out…

     •  Reply
  20. Yellow pig small
    bmonk  about 7 years ago

    Larry’s not ready for school—he’s never been ready.

     •  Reply
  21. 3083024 0826053922 daveb
    Kaputnik  about 7 years ago

    I wonder if Larry used to be like Junior until he reached a certain age and went through “the dumbening”. (Yes, “Simpsons” reference.)

     •  Reply
  22. Fb img 1658781633685
    Number Three  about 7 years ago

    I never thought anything about the Crocs would be sweet.

    Apart from Junior’s baby brother that is.

    xxx

     •  Reply
  23. I yam who i yam
    Kind&Kinder  about 7 years ago

    Just want to say I loved this one, Stephan.

     •  Reply
  24. Hellcat
    knight1192a  about 7 years ago

    There’s been a number of Pearls strips that weren’t meant to be funny, they were meant for a different purpose. When Bil Keane passed he ran this tribute. One thing most folks probably don’t realize is that despite picking on Family Circus so much Pastis was friends with Keane (and as far as I know still is with Jeff Keane). It was a touching tribute to another cartoonist. There was also this tribute to Steve Jobs. It ended up being funny, but Pastis ran this tribute back on August 12, 2011 for his cartooning hero (love that message between the first and second panels). Another touching Larry and Junior moment came at the end of the Larry the Tree House Club House Vice President arc. Way back in 2006 he ran this <a href=“http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2006/05/28”Memorial Day strip. The recent blog contest made me realize that as much as I love the Guard Duck strips this is actually my favorite Pearls strip because Pig was speaking for all of us (in the Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out treasury Pastis notes that ironically the leak stopped the very day this strip ran). Ten days later this strip ran on the same topic.

    Hopefully all links are present and work this time.

     •  Reply
  25. Hellcat
    knight1192a  about 7 years ago

    UGH!!!!! Links are driving me crazy. The Memorial Day link should work here, otherwise either just move the address into your address bar or go through the GoComics Pearls Archive to May 28, 2006.

     •  Reply
  26. Cathy aack
    lindz.coop Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Too bad Larry only has one friend…just a little empty nest syndrome.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    jnnydnti  about 7 years ago

    Awww . . .

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    willkepley  about 7 years ago

    My son just went off to college. My first. Saying good bye was real hard.

     •  Reply
  29. Missing large
    ctsurv553  almost 6 years ago

    I didn’t know that Larry The Dumb Croc had any more to his character than cluelessness in general and an abiding desire to lower the world’s population of “Zeebas”

     •  Reply
  30. Giphy
    ekken  over 2 years ago

    ( ಥヘಥ )

     •  Reply
  31. 7a4ef906 8978 4d15 9867 a462d45121e1
    Josequeen   over 1 year ago

    I cried

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Pearls Before Swine