Back cover states, "Includes all cartoons from Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata and The Sopratos."
Photo of Stephan Pastis surrounded by his creations making a mess. Includes references to Peanuts; The Family Circus; Dilbert; Get Fuzzy; Calvin and Hobbes. Back cover states: "Cover design by Tim Lynch".
Twenty photos of cartoonist Stephan Pastis in the throes of creation.
Half-title page, list of available books, title page, front matter
Humorous anecdotes about Pastis and his mother; dedication to the mother
Collection of daily and Sunday newspaper comic strips (Sundays in color), with running commentary by the creator. Notable story arcs include: Rat exploits Valentine's Day; the National Registry of Sand; introduction of Guard Duck; incompetent Crocs try to kill Zebra; Osama bin Laden hides out in The Family Circus; Blondie's 75th anniversary; Wee Bear seeks out Willy Mays; seals move to town, and encounter a killer whale; introduction of Pig's sea anemone enemy; Rat babysits for the Baby Blues kids; Rat works at the coffee shop.
Explanation of the ensuing strips -- previously unpublished for various reasons.
Comic strips (or versions of strips) that were never published.
Twenty photos of the artist in the throes of creation. NOT identical with the photos in Sequence 2.
Back cover. Companion piece to front cover -- cartoonist's studio, now empty and in a wreck. References to Peanuts, The Family Circus, Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, Get Fuzzy.