Happy Birthday, Stephan Pastis!

Almost two years ago, Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, released his The Grass Menagerie collection of comic strips.I shamelessly used this as an excuse to tie him up in an hour-long phone interview. We had a lot of fun. Stephan’s a great guy — as many people who read his blog or visit Facebook have come to discover.

Back in August, I spent most of a Saturday putting this–once again, shameless–little thing together for Stephan’s birthday. Right before I posted it, I did a quick check and discovered that–according to Wikipedia–fellow Capricorn Stephan’s birthday is actually today.

Now, we all know how much weight to place on information we find on the internet (yes, I’m shaking my finger at you, random high school student who wrote a paper on the name of the tofurkey version of turducken…think about it). The way I figure it, when in doubt play by Mad Hatter rules: Even a stopped watch is right twice a day. Once this puppy’s live, it’s good every day, every year, so it’ll be appropriate EVENTUALLY. (And hey, my birthday was Monday, so if you’re dying to wish SOMEONE a happy birthday, I’ll happily accept.)

If you’re having a birthday or not today, Stephan, I hope you enjoy this little skit. I had a blast making it. I hope you have a great day.

Love, Alethea