It’s officially summer, which means the MUTTS cast will soon be reuniting with their ocean-dwelling friends down at the shore! With inspiration from relaxation expert Mooch and the ever-loyal pup Earl, here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the beach during summer vacation.

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Look at the stars.

Published on August 30, 2018


Enjoy the nothing.

Published on August 8, 2015


Go with the flow.

Published on September 4, 2015


Take a break.

Published on August 3, 2012


Watch the sun rise.

Published on July 27, 2009


Ponder the universe.

Published on August 17, 2018


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Comments (8)

I have the “Mussel Relaxer” strip from a few summers ago taped to our refrigerator! It’s still great!!

A Crane

I loved ‘em all, even though I’m not a beach lover. :)

Rita Kleinman

Love the summertime comic strips!!

Julie Ann Bacsa

I miss Wildwood and Cape May!!! Glad Mooch, Earl and Crabby get to go there!

Ellen L Meade

Having never lived on or near the ocean, when “Mutts” spends the summer cruising the boardwalk and relaxing on quiet, windswept beaches, I get a melancholy ache in my heart. Your rendering of a spiral sun, grainy seashore, and lazy infinite sandbreak, transports me to a simpler time in life when living was easy and cares were few.
Thank you…..

Clay E.

I think we are all drawn to the ocean and soft sand makes it delightful. Thank you Mutts !

Leslie Nadeau

These are GREAT! I long to return to the beach – didn’t grow up there, but it was always in my spirit – and to have MUTTs on the BEACH makes me smile . . . . inside and out. I lived there once, and long to go back. To be sure, I always feel the bliss and joy of it all when I read your strips. Maybe add a ‘winter on the beach’ theme – it’s just as beautiful with a blanket and the stars. :O} Thanks for sharing!!!


I thinks we have all of the books of strips. Mutts has been a family favorite since the boys were just boys. We don’t get the strip in our local paper. (Tulsa World) My wife subscribes to the daily on line, but I am a bit late to the party. No more!

Tom Clark