Mutts by Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell, a 1979 graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, started his career as an illustrator for several magazines, from The New York Times to Sports Illustrated to Reader's Digest. He also created 'Bad Baby', a monthly comic strip for Parents Magazine, which ran for 10 years.

He launched the strip called 'Mutts' in 1994, a few months before Bill Watterson discontinued his 'Calvin and Hobbes' strip. 'Mutts' contained so much quality that it easily took over the vacancy left by Watterson's popular strip.

Mutts, by Patrick McDonnell

With 'Mutts', McDonnell not only succeeded in doing a newspaper comic in the tradition of 'Krazy Kat' and 'Peanuts', but also is a genius in spoofing modern art and pop-culture. In its short existence, 'Mutts' earned its rank among true "classics".

As a cartoon historian, he also co-authored the book "Krazy Kat: The Art of George Herriman" (Abrams 1986). In 2005, McDonnell embarked on a children's book career.

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Mutts Comics site
Mutts at King Features

Last updated: 2009-06-12

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