As reported last year here on the GC Blog, the trouble started with Amend. In the March 21, 2016 FoxTrot strip Amend set up a gag seemingly designed to promote the latest FoxTrot book, Some Clever Title: A FoxTrot Collection Blah Blah Blah. Instead of going all-in on a shameless plug, however, Jason and Paige laid into Pearls. The sick burn still radiates trace amounts of heat. Read carefully.
Well, a year has gone by (and there's a new Pearls book on the way...), making it the perfect time for Pastis to return the favor via a remixed/remastered/Rat-ified version of Amend's original dig.
Not being one to take things lying down, Amend's instantly retaliated in FoxTrot! The man has reflexes unto lightning. Like, the kind of lightning that does CrossFit. That fast.
If we didn't know any better, we'd accuse these two of planning this hilarious exchange out in advance. We do know better, though, and can only revel in their mutual, artful disdain. And also the sales of their really great books. We did mention the great FoxTrot and Pearls books, didn't we?