- Posted by Johanna on April 20, 2006 at 7:39 am
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Pearls Before Swine is my current favorite comic strip for the oddly skewed way in which it presents the world. No happy families learning lessons or blandly reassuring oneliners here.
In the current storyline, the stupid crocodiles have given their zebra neighbor a basket of Trojan Easter eggs. Weird a concept as this is, it gets stranger when the pop culture references start appearing, culminating in a John Lennon tribute. Today, it seems to conclude with an ever-timely Bible reference.
I find it interesting how many of these strips revolve around feeling insecure in your own home. The zebra just wants to be left alone, but with a group of his natural predators, the crocodiles, living next door, he can’t even get his mail safely. There’s a similar storyline (although even more exaggeratedly funny in appearance) with a seal being stalked by his killer whale neighbor. That’s a modern cultural concern, wondering just what’s going on next door.