The late Charles M. Schulz has previously praised the long running comic strip MUTTS as “one of the best comic strips of all time.” Now Patrick McDonnell, MUTTS creator and artist, is paying homage by    featuring a nod to Schulz for the week of September 10 – 15.

Since 1994, MUTTS has been coming out daily, following the adventures of Earl, the dog, and Mooch, the cat as the interact with all of their fellow animal neighbors. This next week’s strips will all pay tribute to Charles Schulz, beginning with a quote from the man himself: “A cartoonist is someone who has to draw the same thing day after day without repeating himself.”

King Features Syndicate, who distributes MUTTS, will be running the Schulz-based strips in over 700 newspapers worldwide, as well as online through sites like

Here’s a peek of two panels to be featured next week. While obviously staying true to the MUTTS storyline, it’s hard to miss the amusing PEANUTS shout-out.



  1. Patrick McDonell is well versed in the entire history of the comic strip, as is clear with his great book on George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat”, and his homage to Charles Schulz was a lovely thing. And, it’s true, too. How easy do you all think it is to knock out a funny comic strip 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year? That is, to me, a staggering accomplishment.

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