Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.
"If you like puns, self-deprecating humor, and comics that break the fourth wall, Pearls Before Swine should be on your shelf. Or-- in our case-- always on the dining table, open to whatever page my daughters happen to be on." (GeekDad)