The City of Montreal is feeling the love from Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine!
As the story goes, Pastis explored Montreal for the first time last fall and found himself extremely impressed with all the city had to offer. Inspired to reference the city in his comic strip, the Jan. 19 and Jan. 21 Pearls Before Swine comic strips are centered around Montreal.
Montreal residents, including Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, are charmed and entertained by Pastis’ storyline this week, and it’s making major news!
“Pastis is, unarguably, one of the most successful cartoonists on the planet. Pearls Before Swine runs in more than 750 newspapers, including the Montreal Gazette. He has an estimated 17.6 million readers a day. Pastis’s professed love for our city is not just idle talk, either. He is providing Montreal a showcase that will leave tourism officials here drooling. Pastis has drawn two Pearls Before Swine strips – to appear on Monday and Wednesday in our paper and worldwide – not only extolling the merits of our bagels, smoked meat, poutine et al but also this declaration from his Pig character: “I AM MOVING TO MONTREAL!!” – via The Montreal Gazette
“He fell in love with Montreal on his first trip to the city last fall, and now the American cartoonist Stephan Pastis is shining the spotlight on Montreal in two strips of his popular comic strip Pearls Before Swine. The comics will be published today and Wednesday in over 750 newspapers around the globe, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Sun Times.” – via NewsWire