What's New

Fixed the "bounce-back" in the Video View mode.

Please note that there's no sound on page 161. We're working on a fix now and will release a new version asap!

App Description

This behind-the-scenes app from Stephan Pastis, the creator of the syndicated comic strip Pearls Before Swine, features 250 of the best Pearls strips in full color, 12 animated strips, 125 audio commentaries, and 22 videos of Pastis sharing insights (and oh boy, does he share).

Stephan Pastis created Pearls Before Swine more than fifteen years ago. Over time, the celebrated strip—centered on an angry Rat, an innocent Pig, and a fraternity of hungry crocodiles—has gone on to earn devoted fans worldwide.

For Only the Pearls, Pastis personally selected his favorite 250 strips. More than half of the strips in this dynamic app include the cartoonist’s funny and irreverent audio and video commentary, created exclusively for the app. All strips are presented here in color (many for the first time), and a dozen are animated to bring the Pearls characters to life.

This guided tour of the very best of the Reuben Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling strip is a rich, immersive experience for fans and a fun introduction for newcomers to Pastis’s work.

The app includes:

• 250 of the best Pearls Before Swine strips in full color, handpicked by Stephan Pastis

• 125 integrated audio commentaries by Pastis

• 22 integrated videos featuring Pastis

• 12 animated strips

• a window into Pastis’s creative process, inspiration for the strips, and life

• an interactive tour of Pastis’ studio and writing room

• functionality to tag favorites and share through social media

• search and bookmarking tools

If you do not hear audio from the app, please check the mute settings on your device. The iPad may allow you to adjust up the volume control even though your device is muted. To change the mute setting, please double tap the home button and scroll left to un-mute your device.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 08, 2012 Initial release

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