If you've ever wanted to know what goes through a cartoonist's mind, you have the chance to find out today.

Stephan Pastis, an author in the Star Pavilion at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 9-10, will be on azstarnet.com at 1 p.m. today.

Pastis is the author of comic strip "Pearls Before Swine," which features sweet, simple drawings and complex and edgy themes and topics. He has a children's book, "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made."

Today's 1 p.m. chat will be at live.azstarnet.com and also available on the Star's mobile and iPad apps.

If you can't attend the chat live, post questions earlier and come back afterward to read the transcript.

On StarNet: Chat with Stephan Pastis at 1 p.m. today at live.azstarnet.com