Heart to Heart: A Literary Graphic Novel With the Dalai Lama

“HarperOne is proud to publish HEART TO HEART, a book whose ethos of compassion, environmentalism, spiritual well-being, and stewardship aligns with our vision to publish books for the world we want to live in.” 

— Judith Curr, President/Publisher HarperOne

Patrick is working on a literary graphic novel with His Holiness the Dalai Lama! The tentative title is Heart to Heart and it will be published by HarperOne in the fall of 2022. The book — which has a strong, timely message — is about the environment, animals, and (mostly) compassion.

Starting July 5, 2021 Patrick began his first-ever sabbatical from MUTTS (in over 26 years!) to focus on this project. Some of Patrick’s favorite (handpicked) strips are running during this time. On January 2, 2022, he’ll be back and excited to share new adventures with Earl, Mooch, and the gang.

“Patrick McDonnell is an unbelievable talent and treasure within the artist community. We wholeheartedly support his sabbatical and collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and know his fans will too!  In the meantime, his devoted readers will continue to see Mutts on a daily, uninterrupted basis.” 

— CJ Kettler, President, King Features Syndicate