Patrick McDonnell and MUTTS are featured in “The N.J. native behind the comic strip ‘Mutts’” from The Atlantic City Press. The article shines a spotlight onto the artist, the characters, the history of comics, and the state of New Jersey. It takes look at the way different elements combine into the MUTTS ethos — for example, Patrick’s love of comics that fueled his desire to become a cartoonist himself.

“I’ve been thinking about this since I was 4 or 5 years old… The strip that got me going was Charles Schulz’s ‘Peanuts.’ I found that joy in ‘Peanuts’ and the strips I loved, so I always felt my job was to put some of that joy back into the world.”

Longtime fans will enjoy reading Patrick’s list of “Five Classic Comic Strips Everyone Ought to Know”, illustrated with examples from both classic comics of the past and comic tributes from MUTTS.

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