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By Patrick McDonnell


About Mutts

The MUTTS comic strip follows a funny and heartwarming group of animal and human characters and addresses themes of being kind to animals and the earth (and to one another). MUTTS celebrates the special bond we share with our pets. It centers on the unlikely, sweet friendship between Earl, the dog, and Mooch, the cat.

Animal welfare is at the heart of MUTTS. Every year, Patrick dedicates two weeks of the strip to his ongoing “Shelter Stories” series, created to raise awareness for shelter animals and those who care for them.

Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, was a fan of this strip, saying it’s “one of best comic strips of all time.”

Awards and Distinctions:

Comic Strip Excellence Awards

The National Cartoonists Societyrsquos highest honor, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year (1999)

Six (6) Harvey Awards for Best Comic Strip

Germanyrsquos Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip

Swedish Academy of Comic Artrsquos Adamson Statuette

Recipient of The National Cartoonists Society Award for “Best Newspaper Comic Strip”

Environmental and Animal Advocacy Awards

Two (2) Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust

The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing Commitment

PETArsquos Humanitarian Award

Sierra Club Award

Meet the Creator