• Title: Cat Crazy: A Mutts Treasury
  • Author: Patrick McDonnell
  • ISBN: 9781449437251
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cat Crazy A Mutts Treasury The beloved characters of Earl and Mooch are back in a collection of a yearrsquo s worth of color Sunday and black and white daily cartoons ldquo Shining through this artful delicious andmdas
    160 The beloved characters of Earl and Mooch are back in a collection of a yearrsquo s 160 worth of color Sunday and black and white daily cartoons.ldquo Shining through this artful, delicious andmdash dare I saymdash adorable confection is Patrick McDonnellrsquo s love affair with old comic strips His Mutts evokes an effervescent bliss 160 The beloved characters of Earl and Mooch are back in a collection of a yearrsquo s 160 worth of color Sunday and black and white daily cartoons.ldquo Shining through this artful, delicious andmdash dare I saymdash adorable confection is Patrick McDonnellrsquo 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 cartoonistrsquo s heart.rdquo 160 mdash JULES FEIFFER, cartoonistldquo I used to think the classic newspaper comic strip was dead, but Mutts proves there really is some kind of life after death Itrsquo s a playful visual pleasure that knows its comic strip heritage without wearing it on its sleeve, it s smart without being pretentious, and itrsquo s sweet without being cloying Itrsquo s a miracle rdquo mdash ART SPIEGELMAN, cartoonist 160 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, Germanyrsquo s Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip, and the Swedish Academy of Comic Art s Adamson Statuette 160 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 McDonnellrsquo s imaginative artwork and distinctive style.

    One Reply to “Cat Crazy: A Mutts Treasury”

    1. Cat Crazy Star Rating Art:   4 StarsStar Rating Story: 4 Stars Self Purchase First Impression: Juicy, but seems like a lot of themes, topics he’s used previously.Love when mooch is the Sphynx. I can never get enough of those puns!!!!  I like how McDonnell is using some graphics or animals that he obviously hasn’t drawn, it freshens it up a bit.  The book is incredibly juicy and sweet.  The shelter stories as always touch me, I love the classroom jokes. The book club jokes are ok, but [...]

    2. Last year's collection of Mutts cartoons.Not all of them are even trying to be funny. There are ones with quotations, and the Memorial Day one: a soldier down on one knee, his duffle behind him, as a dog charges for him.There are stories in sequence, like Mooch's attempt to find two identical snowflakes or Mooch and Earl's annual attempt to hibernate (complicated this year by a Charley horse). Sequences on variations on a gag, like the booths on the boardwalk, or the Book Club gags on children's [...]

    3. Waltz - or sleep - through a year of seasons with the critters of Mutts. I find I usually either love the Mutts comics or I'm ambivalent about them. So this was a mixture of half and half. Half made me laugh and half I could take or leave (I also feel like he repeats himself a bit more than other comic artists). I also have mixed feelings about the cat's lisp in this comic series. Is it cute or does it just make reading unnecessarily complicated??? Oh well, the drawings themselves are always cut [...]

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