Following the attempted insurrection/coup last week, Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis took to Twitter to inform readers that an upcoming storyline in the comic strip will feature “an attempted presidential coup.”
Pastis said the strips were created before the events of last week. They are set to run the week of Jan. 18 — the week of the presidential inauguration.
“They were all created at least a month in advance of yesterday’s events and are not a commentary on them,” he said in the tweet.
Responses to the tweet ranged from people impressed with his ability to predict to the future to those who suggested he hold the strips and run old strips in their place, noting “now is not a good time” and some fearing for his safety. Pastis hasn’t responded and in fact hasn’t tweeted since.
Pearls Before Swine appears in newspapers worldwide as well as on the GoComics website. It’s been around for about 20 years and is syndicated by United Feature Syndicate.