Around the Team MUTTS proverbial water cooler — we’re a distributed remote team, after all — we can’t help but gush about our favorite comic strips. After all, we love the daily emails just as much as you do!
To each pick a favorite would be a truly impossible task, especially given Patrick’s 26-year collection of work. But we were able to agree on a few that we’ve been loving recently. Take a look at some of our favorite environmentally minded and animal-friendly comics from the past few years, along with the reasons we love them. (PLUS, Patrick has provided a few of his thoughts, too!) Let us know which strips are your favorites in the comments!
The love for Dr. Jane Goodall is strong at Team MUTTS. This strip was originally created as part of a week-long series that celebrated the 60th anniversary of Dr. Goodall’s arrival in Gombe to study chimpanzees.
“Animals have lives and are here for their own purpose. This is their planet, too. They have intelligence and relationships, they feel pain, and they contribute to our beautiful planet in so many ways.” — Patrick
Guard Dog was born to shed light on how unfair and cruel it is to tether an animal. One day, this thoughtful and beloved pup will have his freedom.
“Nothing makes me happier than when someone lets me know that they were inspired to get a dog at their shelter or cat at their shelter because of my strip.” — Patrick
Patrick’s first dog — a Jack Russell terrier named Earl — was the real-life inspiration for the Earl in the MUTTS comic strip. Storylines featuring just Ozzie and Earl are often autobiographical, and we are grateful for this sweet pup and all that he inspired (and continues to inspire). Click here to see Earl and Ozzie’s earliest adventures.
“Going plant-based is a win-win. It’s good for your own health, the health of the planet, and obviously the billions of suffering, factory farmed animals.” — Patrick
Want to purchase a print? Click your favorite image to order one — signed or unsigned! (Framing and matting options are available.) To view more comic strips for animal lovers and eco-advocates, visit our full comic strip archives at the MUTTS Shop.