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Earl & Mooch : a mutts treasury
McDonnell, Patrick, 1956-
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Uniform Title:
Mutts. Selections
Publication Information:
Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., [2010]

Physical Description:
205 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 27 cm
More comic strip adventures of Mooch the cat and Earl the dog, that follow the animal friends through an entire year.
General Note:
"A Mutts treasury."

Collection of previously published comic strips.
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PN6728.M89 M375 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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New York Times best-selling author and animal rights advocate Patrick McDonnell#65533;e(tm)s Mutts #65533;eoeis up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes#65533;e"cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart#65533;e according to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons.

Always striking a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary, Patrick McDonnell's award-winning Mutts has been recognized by critics and popular press alike for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and strong yet nonpreachy stance on important issues such as responsible pet ownership, animal advocacy and adoption, and the sanctity of all life.

Sketched in McDonnell's distinctive style, this emotive Mutts collection follows the day-to-day exploits of cat and dog duo Mooch and Earl. Whether they are contemplating the cosmos or curling in for a much-needed nap, these two lighthearted pals remind us of the simple pleasures that make life so grand.

Earl &and Mooch contains nearly a year's worth of colored Sunday strips, along with black-and-white daily strips that mingle with impromptu splash pages highlighting McDonnell's imaginative artwork.

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)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-Beginning with New Year's Day and traveling through the seasons to the next New Year's Eve, this volume collects a solid year of the "Mutts" daily newspaper strip, featuring the main cat and dog characters. Drawn in a minimalist style with slightly enlarged lettering, the essential structure follows an almost vaudevillian gag format, with the jokes either relying on simple plays on words or easily comestible ideas. The author makes a few contemporary references to environmentalism-and takes a swipe at the current economy-and correctly guesses that his readers might be interested in animal humane issues, dedicating a couple of weeks to animal rescue awareness. Largely this is very much not a sum of its parts, but merely a collection of them. That said, the strip has been around for 16 years, with a loyal following and a number of spin-off children's books, most recently Wag! (Little, Brown, 2009), and will likely find a coterie of readers.-Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.