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Terrible Swift Bat

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/itoons/?comic=449

Strip by: KelpTheGreat

{The panel is completely black}
Rat: Pig? Why are the lights off?
Pig: Oh, Rat! I wanted to try out my new glow-in-the-dark sneakers.
Rat: Huh, those are actually kind of neat. What brand are they?
Pig: They're Nyes, made by Bill Nye, The Science Guy.
Pig: And I also got a plushie of Jimmy the Gourd, from Veggietales, and he came with a little wig, so I've been using the light from the shoes to see to comb his hair.
Rat: ...I honestly don't know how to respond to that.
Pig: It's pretty simple...
Pig: ...My Nyes have been the glowy of the combing of the gourd.
{Rat is threatening Pastis with a baseball bat}
Rat: Get ready to personally experience the Lord's glory, cartoonist boy.

The author writes:

By way of explanation.

Pearls Before Swine isn't my Dad's favorite comic strip, but he - being a dad - loves the terrible, dad-joke puns that plague the strip. So a few years ago, for Father's Day, I wrote him an original Pearls strip, but with text only. I forgot about it until recently, when it occurred to me that it'd make for a good iToons submission, so I polished the dialogue and made it into an actual strip.

Original Foxtrot strip: 1998-02-26.

Original Pearls Before Swine strip: 2010-12-29.