Wondering how on earth the notoriously private cartoonist agreed to be a part of this comic strip? You’re not alone.
Though comics enthusiasts across the globe began to speculate about Watterson’s involvement as soon as the first strip was published, the Web went wild when Pastis confirmed the strip’s guest illustrator. More than 3 million people have viewed Pastis’ blog post, which gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his amazing, clever and humorous experience in working with Watterson.
As if there was any doubt to the widespread elation of this situation, Pastis’ post skyrocketed to the No. 1 blog post worldwide on WordPress.
GoComics, too, was flooded with fans looking to relish in the artwork, receiving more than 6.1 million page views on Saturday.
What’s next for Watterson? Only time will tell. But for now, we’ll be soaking up the incredible, unexpected gem found in Pearls Before Swine.