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Encyclopedia > Mutts
Mutts
Author(s) Patrick McDonnell
Current status / schedule Running
Launch date September 5, 1994
Syndicate(s) King Features Syndicate
Genre(s) Humor

Mutts is a daily comic strip created by Patrick McDonnell in 1994, based on the day-to-day adventures of two house pets: a dog named Earl and a cat named Mooch. Earl and Mooch interact with each other, their human owners, and a large cast of neighborhood animals. Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... Patrick McDonnell Self-Portrait Patrick McDonnell (born March 17, 1956) is the creator of the daily comic strip Mutts. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Look up syndication in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... King Features Syndicate is a syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation; it distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to thousands of newspapers around the world. ... The webcomic genres are the types of themes a webcomic can take. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Patrick McDonnell Self-Portrait Patrick McDonnell (born March 17, 1956) is the creator of the daily comic strip Mutts. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... It has been suggested that Residential pets be merged into this article or section. ...


McDonnell's initial idea was for a strip featuring the humans who became the "Mutts" owners, but the animals took over.[citation needed]

Contents

Main characters

Earl and Mooch

The strip centers on the relationship between Mooch, a cat, and his best friend and neighbor Earl, a dog. Their friendship focuses on the differences between cats and dogs as pets: Earl is friendly, loves the company of his human companion and loves to play outside; Mooch is often indifferent to his human companions, except for being fed, and prefers to stay inside and play by himself. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Earl

Earl lives with his human companion Ozzie, a bachelor. They love spending time together and taking frequent walks. Earl often howls in loneliness when Ozzie is away from home. Earl spends much of his free time with Mooch, either inside or wandering around town visiting other domesticated and wild animals. He loves to eat, both human food and his own dog food.


Mooch

Mooch lives next door to Earl, with his human companions Millie and Frank and a pet fish named Sid. Mooch is somewhat reclusive, sometimes preferring to stay inside and nap, or play with his little pink sock, rather than go outside with Earl. He has a lisp that causes him to insert an sh into inappropriate words, such as yesh or shmousie. He frequently shnubs his food, much to Millie's chagrin, dislikes car rides, and, like Earl, eats human food at every opportunity.




Other characters

Animals

  • Bip and Bop - Two squirrels who like "bonking" ground-dwellers with nuts
  • Chickpea and Chickpea's brother - Two former "shelter stories" kitties
  • Crabby - An unhappy crab who speaks with frequent expletives (denoted by stars and typographical symbols). He claims to have gone on many adventures, such as on a pirate ship, inside a whale, and even meeting the Popeye cast.
  • Guard Dog - A fierce-looking canine perpetually chained up in his yard
  • King Crab - The "crabbiest" of them all
  • Lollipop- Crabby's "soft-shell" wife
  • McGarry - A bird who lives at the shore and tries to get Crabby not to swear
  • Mussels Marinara - A mussel that's always talking about its "mussels" (muscles). Crabby's buddy.
  • Noodles - An alley cat friend of Shtinky
  • Philippe - A bird always wooing his love, Phoebe
  • Shnelly - The house cat for whose love Mooch and Noodles fight
  • Shphinx - One of Mooch's alter egos, obsessed with prophesizing
  • Shtinky Puddin (aka "Jules") - A little kitty with a short memory and a very wealthy human companion. He wants to save the world and often speaks out about animal rights, especially saving the Tigers.
  • Sid - An unhappy fish who wishes to be free
  • Speed-o (aka "Little Earl") - Mooch's pet snail obsessed with walking Mooch, "his pet"
  • Sourpuss - An unhappy kitty who hates Mondays
  • Tom-Tom - A former "shelter stories" cat
  • Woofie - A dog that "wuvs" everything and everyone

Humans For other uses, see Popeye (disambiguation). ... A civet, or sea fox, photographed in the Zigong Peoples Zoo, Sichuan, 2001. ... Binomial name Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family, one of four big cats that belong to the Panthera genus. ...

  • Bushy - Doozy's best friend and a hero to Tom-Tom
  • Butchie - The owner of "Fatty Snax Deli," who tries to stop Mooch and Earl from eating his food
  • Doozy - A little girl who loves animals
  • Frank - Millie's husband
  • Millie - Mooch's owner
  • Ozzie - Earl's owner - named for Savoy co-founder and personal friend Ozzie Cadena
  • Dr. Woo - A veterinarian

Recurring story lines

From time-to-time there are special sets of daily comic strips, such as "Shelter Stories" (which focuses on animals in shelters) and "Animal Idol" (a parody of American Idol). AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Animal welfare and animal rights

2001 New Jersey Mutts Animal Friendly license plate

On occasion, McDonnell devotes the strip for a week or so to animal welfare issues, especially the adoption of pets from animal shelters. Themes include "Farm Animal Awareness Week" and "Shelter Stories", where pet adoption as well as pet shelter life is focussed on. McDonnell also created artwork for the second generation New Jersey Animal Friendly optional license plate first issued in 2001. A portion of the revenue from the plates goes to the New Jersey State Department of Health's Animal Population Control Program. Also, he speaks out (usually using Shtinky) about numerous animal rights causes, including seal clubbing, whale hunting and most of all, saving the tigers. [1]
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Sunday title panels

Sunday strips are coloured and their title panels are usually a tribute to a famous comic strip, a work of art or another subject, among which one can find tributes to Flash #1, Dalí's The Persistence of Memory, Elvis Presley and Magritte's Golconda, to name but a few. Title Panel Tributes The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... Salvador Dalí as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was an important Catalan-Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. ... La persistencia de la memoria (1931) or The Persistence of Memory is quite possibly the most famous painting by artist Salvador Dalí. The painting has also been popularly known as Soft Watches, Droopy Watches, or Melting Clocks. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... René François Ghislain Magritte (November 21, 1898 - August 15, 1967) was a Surrealist artist, born in Lessines, Belgium. ... Golconda is a ruined city and fortress 11 km west of the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India. ...


Mutts books

Annual collections

Black-and-white reproductions of full year's strips.

  1. Mutts (1996)
  2. Cats & Dogs (1997)
  3. More Shtuff (1998)
  4. Yesh! (1999)
  5. Our Mutts (2000)
  6. A Little Look-See (2001)
  7. What Now (2002)
  8. I Want To Be The Kitty! (2003)
  9. Dog-Eared (2004)
  10. Who Let The Cat Out? (2005)
  11. Everyday Mutts: A Comic Strip Treasury (2006)
  12. Animal Friendly (2007)

Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Sundays collections

Large-format color reproductions of Sunday strips.

  1. Mutts Sundays (1999)
  2. Sunday Mornings (2001)
  3. Sunday Afternoons (2004)
  4. Sunday Evenings (2005)

Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Miscellaneous

  1. Mutts Little Big Book (1998)
  2. Mutts: The Comic Art of Patrick McDonnell (2003) (retrospective)
  3. Mutts: The gift of nothing (2005)

Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Retrospective (from Latin retrospectare, look back) generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Mutts in other languages

  • Denmark: "Mis Og Fister"
  • Sweden: "Morrgan & Klös"
  • Norway: "Pels og poter" ("Fur and paws")
  • Finland: "Kamut" ("Pals")
  • Austria: "Milou & Filou"
  • Brazil: "Au Miau"
  • Estonian: "Krantsid" (dogs)
  • France: "Earl & Mooch"

External links


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