Mutts Sunday Afternoons by Patrick McDonnell
A Mutts Treasury

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MUTTS is, to put it simply, the best comic strip produced in North America today." -The Infodad Page's five-star review

Giant events, earth-shaking themes, complex issues...all of these can make for captivating cartoons. But it's the artist who can take the simple, keep it simple, and still tell a story that really stands apart from the crowd. Patrick McDonnell, creator of MUTT's Mooch the cat and Earl the dog, is such a cartoonist.

The quickest way to absorb McDonnell's mastery of his art is to pick up this third MUTTS treasury, in which frame after frame and strip after strip he consistently displays his wit, cleverness, and ability with a pen. Mutts is the perfect way to escape into what appears to be an easygoing, carefree world. But just beneath the characters' banter and endearing mannerisms are the universal concerns of animals and people alike. The cartoonist's sparing style and gentle humor invites readers to fill out the frames with their own imaginations.

Nationally, McDonnell has received awards ranging from Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year to Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year. He has also received such worldwide praise as being named the Swedish Academy of Comic Art's Best International Comic Strip Artist. This strip's a winner the world around!

About Patrick McDonnell

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Patrick McDonnell has a long and distinguished career in illustration. He coauthored Krazy Kat: The Art of George Herriman and was honored with the Reuben for Cartoonist of the Year in 1999. Mutts characters are featured on special New Jersey license plates to raise funds for low-cost spaying and neutering. In the eight months since it launched, the official Mutts Web site at has had over 16 million hits and over one million visitors. Beginning December 3, 2003, and running through January 2, 2004, Patrick will have a one-man show centered on Mutts at the Museum of Illustration in New York City. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, the real-life Earl, and MeeMow the cat.
Published April 1, 2004 by Andrews McMeel Publishing. 144 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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