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What Happened to the Mutts Comic Strip?

If you were a fan of the comic strip Mutts, you may have noticed that it hasn’t been showing up in your daily newspaper or online feed. So, what happened to the beloved comic strip?

The Creation of Mutts

Mutts was created by Patrick McDonnell and first appeared in 1994. The comic strip features the adventures of a cat named Mooch and a dog named Earl, as well as other animal characters. One of the unique aspects of Mutts is that it often addresses animal welfare issues and encourages readers to adopt pets from shelters.

The Success of Mutts

Over the years, Mutts gained a large following and became one of the most popular comic strips in newspapers across the country. It has won numerous awards, including the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honor, the Reuben Award.

The Hiatus

In 2018, Patrick McDonnell announced that he would be taking a hiatus from creating new Mutts strips. In an interview with The Washington Post, McDonnell stated that he wanted to take some time to focus on other creative projects.

The Future of Mutts

While there is no word yet on when or if new Mutts strips will be created, fans can still enjoy past strips on the official website and social media pages. Additionally, there are several collections of printed Mutts books available for purchase.


In short, while it’s disappointing for fans that new Mutts strips are not currently being produced, Patrick McDonnell deserves recognition for his incredible contributions to the world of comics through his creation and dedication to bringing attention to animal welfare issues through his work.