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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis to host first local signing at The Ivy for new book

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis to host first local signing at The Ivy for new book

Stephan Pastis' cartoon strip "Pearls Before Swine" has been featured in The Baltimore Sun's Sunday section for over 10 years, depicting quick-witted and memorable characters like Rat, Goat and the ever-athirst Pig, each exploring a range of themes like modern technology, breakups, jobs and politics with a twist of humor.

But Sunday will mark the cartoonist's first local signing. On the seventh stop on his nine-city tour, Pastis stops in Baltimore to promote his latest book "Pearls Hogs the Road" at The Ivy Bookshop, and it's safe to say Pastis is looking forward to his visit.

"First off, I just like being there....