The man behind the great “Pearls Before Swine” joins me again to talk about a bunch of new stuff coming down the pike.  He’s got a new treasury coming out, “Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out,” we do an update on his most excellent iPad app, “Only the Pearls,” and talk extensively about his first novel coming out in February, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.”  There’s always a lot of talk in the industry of diversifying yourself, and Pastis is obviously at the forefront of that.  Besides, the episode ends with a bittersweet/hilarious story bound to cement his place as a rock-star cartoonist that involves a limo, late night partying and a midget.  No…really.

All that and an informative new “Lemon List” from the ever-amazing Jonathan Lemon of “Rabbits Against Magic.” This week, the best cartoon bands! I never fail to learn something amazing about the history of comics and cartoons from Lemon, and this week is no exception!