Readers of MUTTS can bid for the chance to own the original hand-drawn artwork from one of Patrick McDonnell’s Shelter Stories strips. The strip ran in newspapers on April 30, 2007. Patrick creates his series for two weeks each year, to bring attention to animals awaiting permanent homes. The drawing is also signed by Patrick.
The auction is a fundraiser for The Humane Society of the United States. To the Rescue! is The HSUS’s signature national benefit to support the lifesaving work of the Animal Rescue Team, which saves animals across the country from natural disasters, cruelty, and neglect. The events will be held in New York City on November 15, 2013, and in Palm Beach, FL on January 23, 2014. Learn more about the event and RSVP to attend.
Bids are now being accepted for Patrick’s strip. The auction runs through November 20, 2013 at 3 pm EST.
Patrick was honored to appear at the 28th Helsinki Comics Festival on September 6, 2013. The festival welcomes both comics fans and professionals.
This year, Patrick’s work was on display during his talk (and drawing!) at Sanomatalo Media Square. The discussion was translated by Jyrki Vainio, who is pictured in the photos. Patrick also signed books and posed for photos with readers of Kamut (that’s MUTTS in Finnish!) Thanks to all of our friends who turned out to make it a great event.
India’s tigers are in trouble. And Sanctuary Asia—India’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment magazine—and Save the Tiger have started a campaign to help.
The Leave Me Alone campaign was launched on the third annual Global Tiger Day in July 2013. It underscores this essential reality: saving India’s tigers calms the climate and helps secure our future. If tigers vanish, so will their forests. With space, isolation and protection, the tiger and its forests will thrive.
Please help MUTTS echo the tiger’s plea to “Leave Me Alone” by signing the petition, supporting the front line tiger defenders, and spreading the word on social media. By saving tigers, we save ourselves.
Learn more about the Leave Me Alone movement by watching these videos.
Get excited, more MUTTS is headed your way this Fall! Cat Crazy is Patrick McDonnell’s 17th book in the MUTTS Treasury series, featuring a year’s worth of full-color Sunday Strips, black-and-white daily strips and plenty of beautiful pop-art splash pages in between.
Cat Crazy will be released on October 1, 2013. Pre-order your copy on Amazon now!
Awesome news, Europe. Patrick will be making some appearances on your side of the pond!
Check out the 2013 Helsinki Comics Festival in Finald at Lasipalatsi Square from September 6th – September 8th and the Lisbon, Portugal Comics Festival in November. Check back soon, we’ll be posting more updates with specific details on Patrick’s times and locations at each festival!
Exciting news! Patrick and MUTTS have once again been nominated for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel for the 2013 Harvey Awards.
The Harvey Awards recognize extraordinary talent in comics and sequential art; they are one of the oldest and most respected awards in the comic book industry and are the only industry awards whose nominations and selections are chosen entirely by comic book professionals. The awards will be presented on September 7, 2013 at Comic-Con in Baltimore, Maryland. To read more about the Harvey Awards, head over to their website.
Congratulations and best of luck to Patrick, Mooch, Earl and rest of the gang!