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Title:
Cat crazy : a Mutts treasury
Author:
McDonnell, Patrick, 1956-
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Uniform Title:
Mutts. Selections
Publication Information:
Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel, [2013]
Physical Description:
206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449437251
Format :
Book

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The beloved characters of Earl and Mooch are back in a collection of a year's worth of color Sunday and black-and-white daily cartoons.

"Shining through this artful, delicious and--dare I say--adorable confection is Patrick McDonnell's love affair with old comic strips. His Mutts evokes an effervescent bliss, drawn from a century-old tradition, dating from Buster Brown to Charlie Brown that, in an instant, turns words and pictures into poetic-play. And oh, how Mr. McDonnell can play. His joyful meditation brings glee (in a balloon of course) to an old cartoonist's heart." -- JULES FEIFFER, cartoonist

"I used to think the classic newspaper comic strip was dead, but Mutts proves there really is some kind of life after death: It's a playful visual pleasure that knows its comic strip heritage without wearing it on its sleeve, it's smart without being pretentious, and it's sweet without being cloying. It's a miracle!" -- ART SPIEGELMAN, cartoonist



In 1994, Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers and 20 countries. McDonnell has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society's highest honor, the Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year, five Harvey Awards for Best Comic Strip, Germany's Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip, and the Swedish Academy of Comic Art's Adamson Statuette.



In this 17th chronological collection of Mutts strips, a year's worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips are included, along with pop-art splash pages that highlight McDonnell's imaginative artwork and distinctive style.


Author Notes

Patrick McDonnell was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on March 17, 1956. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, he became a freelance illustrator, drawing the Russell Baker Observer column for the New York Times Sunday Magazine from 1978-1993. He also created Bad Baby, a monthly comic strip for Parents Magazine, which ran for 10 years. He regularly contributed to several publications including Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Forbes, and Time. He is coauthor of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman, published in 1986.

In 1994 he created the comic strip MUTTS which appears in over 700 newspapers and 20 countries. He received numerous awards for this strip, including The Reuben for Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society and five Harvey Awards for Best Comic Strip. The MUTTS cartoons have been published in sixteen compilation books including MUTTS: The Comic Art of Patrick McDonnell, The Best of MUTTS, and Shelter Stories: Love. He started writing children's books in 2005. His children's books include The Gift of Nothing, Art, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, South, Guardians of Being, Me...Jane, and The Monsters' Monster.

(Bowker Author Biography)