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Put on your swim trunks and hit the beach with Earl and Mooch—the dog (and cat) days of summer are here!
It’s summertime, and the living is easy, the ice cream is cold, and the temperature is so hot your brains will melt right out of your head. Mooch and Earl are eager to make the most of it, lounging in the backyard pool, building sandcastles on the beach, and exchanging knock-knock jokes with a dolphin. From whales and tsunamis to lemonade and Bermuda shorts, this Mutts collection is packed full of summer fun!
Sometimes you’ve just got to run around like a lunatic and wreak havoc for a few minutes.
It’s that time of year again, when Mooch gets those wild eyes and anything can happen. In this newest collection of Mutts comics, Earl and Mooch go to the beach for summer vacation, welcome back new and old friends, and show us the rewards of loving an animal. Both humorous and heartfelt, this collection also touches on spaying, adoption, and endangered species.
Yesh! Mooch, Earl, and all their endearing Mutts friends return in this fourth Mutts collection for kids! It's been a long, cold winter—Earl and Mooch are looking forward to shmelling the flowers! Spring is the season of new beginnings. The birds are singing fresh concertos they’ve been working on all winter long. The caterpillars are dreaming of butterfly flight. And the bears could use that first cup of coffee after their three-month hibernation. Celebrate spring with the Mutts gang as they go on egg-decorating sprees, dodge playful rain showers, and welcome home the birds from their winter vacation. Check out the “More to Explore” section to learn about the mysteries and wonders of the birds, who are all too happy to let you know that spring is here. You’ll find that Mooch and Earl’s feathered friends have some surprising secrets, and you won’t want to miss out on the springtime fun.
Animal love makes the MUTTS world go around!
In MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell strikes a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary through the exploits of Earl the dog and Mooch the cat.
Earl and Mooch, along with supporting sidekicks Shtinky Puddin', Sourpuss, Guard Dog, and Crabby, humorously approach a range of subjects--from napping and daydreaming to summer vacations and Christmas anticipations--in addition to tackling important issues like responsible pet ownership, animal shelters, and saving our endangered species.
"Until one has loved an animal, one's soul remains unawakened." --Anatole France
"This book is a credit to [Patrick McDonnell's] life's work and passion, and I know you will enjoy it and be moved by it." --Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
"Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes--cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart." --Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator
"To me, MUTTS is exactly what a comic strip should be" --Charles Schulz, Peanuts creator
MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell pairs his heartwarming "Shelter Stories" strips with real-life, fan-submitted testimonials and photographs to provide an emotionally gratifying look into the lives of the millions of rescue animals adopted into loving homes each year. In this emotive collection, McDonnell spotlights stories of animal rescue submitted by fans across the nation.
More than 70 full-color photographs of adopted pets-including cute and cuddly dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, and ferrets-are featured alongside more than 100 of McDonnell's popular MUTTS "Shelter Stories" strips. Also included is an authoritative reference section with an Adoption Guide and resourceful links that encourage readers to, as McDonnell writes, "Adopt some love today."
Yesh! Mooch, Earl, and all their endearing Mutts friends are back in this second Mutts collection for kids!
It’s wintertime for our favorite furry friends, Earl and Mooch, and they have a lot to do to get ready to hibernate: Step 1: Fill their bellies with shnacky shnacks. Step 2: Cozy up on their people’s warm laps. Or maybe instead of hibernating, Mooch and Earl will help Shtinky Puddin’, Bip and Bop, and the rest of their buddies enjoy the beautiful and magical winter season. Take a peek at The Mutts Winter Diaries to find out. You can help your animal friends, too! Check out the More to Explore section in the back of TheMutts Winter Diaries to find out how you can make sure winter critters stay warm and full of shnacks through the cold, snowy months.
Mutts celebrates the special bond between pets and their people, as well as the endearing friendship of Earl, the dog, and Mooch, the tuxedo cat.This Mutts collection contains a year's worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips that mingle with impromptu splash pages highlighting McDonnell’s imaginative artwork. Sketched in McDonnell’s distinctive style, this emotive Mutts collection follows the day-to-day exploits of the 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.
The first Mutts collection in the AMP! Comics for Kids series! The beloved characters in Mutts have a special appeal to kids. The warm humor and friendship between unlikely characters create a special blend. Earl is a small mutt with a big heart who cheerfully tugs at the leash on the walk of life. Earl is Mooch the cat's innocent friend, as well as a witness to Mooch's antics, and is sometimes a reluctant participant. Mooch has a fuzzy way of thinking and exclaiming "Yesh! " when really excited. Lively, animated, confident, and silly, Mooch is a smorgasbord of emotions who dances with enthusiasm and sings a lot. Mooch is the curious instigator of action, while the ever-loyal Earl often gets pulled into the fray. Created in 1994, Mutts appears in more than 700 newspapers and in 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, six 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. Mutts has also won awards for its environmental and animal advocacy, including two Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust, The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing Commitment, the PETA Humanitarian Award, and a Sierra Club award.
The eighteenth collection of Mutts! Earl and Mooch are back in a year's worth of color Sunday and black-and-white daily cartoons. There's nothing like a buddy: Just ask Earl and Mooch, the adorable pets who inhabit the world of Mutts. The fact that Earl's a dog and Mooch is more of the feline persuasion makes about as much difference as a flea's eyebrow. These guys have a special friendship. Anyone who has a pet will see themselves and their beloved furry housemates in this collection. Yet Mutts has an audience appeal beyond pet lovers. McDonnell's art is unique in that it is reminiscent of the golden age of comic strips.
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.
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.
Enjoy the day-to-day adventures of two animal buddies, a small mutt with a big heart named Earl, and Mooch, a cat with his own way of thinking and talking (yesh! ).
Mutts explores the special bond between animals and their guardians, and the endearing friendship of Earl and Mooch. It strikes a delicate balance between joy and fun and responsible social commentary. Mutts has been recognized for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and compassionate advocacy for animal issues.In this 16th 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.
New York Times best-selling author Patrick McDonnell’s comic strip Mutts has been charming fans since its creation in 1994 with its simple, sparse drawings and big heart.“Patrick McDonnell’s MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes-cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart.”—MATT GROENIG, creator of The SimpsonsMUTTS is "one of best comic strips of all time." —CHARLES SCHULZ, creator of Peanuts “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.” —JULES FEIFFER, cartoonist
Inside Our Little Kat King, New York Times best-selling author Patrick McDonnell presents his 15th chronological collection of Mutts strips. Showcasing nearly two years worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips, Our Little Kat King includes pop-art splash pages that highlight McDonnell's imaginative artwork and distinctive style.
Deceptively simple yet strikingly profound, Mutts speaks to fans of all ages through McDonnell's expressive art and humorous, often philosophical musings. As one of the most popular comic strips in the world with an estimated daily readership of 50 million, Mutts follows the day-to-day exploits of Earl the dog and his feline friend Mooch. Our Little Kat King is an emotive collection brimming with postulations and punch lines, as well as enlightenment and entertainment. Whether Earl and Mooch are contemplating the cosmos, embarking on a new adventure, or curling in for a much-needed nap, these two lighthearted pals remind us of the simple pleasures that make life so "shweet."