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Art of Nothing 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell

The Art of Nothing

25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell

  • ISBN: 9781419736766
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2019


Price: $40.00

Celebrate all things Mutts with this gorgeous 25th anniversary collection of some of the very best of author and illustrator Patrick McDonnell

Mooch, the curious cat, and Earl, the ever-trusting dog, are just two of the characters who inhabit the world of Mutts. In The Art of Nothing: the award-winning author and illustrator’s beloved comic strip is celebrated as well as his bestselling children’s classics, including Me . . . Jane, The Gift of Nothing, South, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and Wag!, all shot from the original art.

Also included are rare and never-before-seen artwork, proposals, outtakes, and developmental work, along with autobiographical commentary, a brand-new, career-spanning interview conducted by artist Lynda Barry, and an introduction by Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose).

The perfect birthday or holiday present for the Mutts fans in your life!


"Mutts is elegant,
 simple, deep, yet funny
 Like a good haiku."
Pete Docter, Pixar

“Patrick McDonnell’s book is a singular work of art, a giddy, gorgeous treasure, which I will wear out studying and learning from.”
Jules Feiffer

"Patrick McDonnell is a compassionate champion for all animals, particularly dogs and cats, and through his comic strip, Mutts, he captures magically the personalities of some of our best friends."
Jane Goodall

"Patrick McDonnell's Mutts is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes—cartoons that are smart, funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart."
The Simpsons, Matt Groening

"One of the best comic strips of all time."
Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz

"There is a simplicity to Patrick McDonnell's work that is as delightful as it is deceptive."
Eckhart Tolle, from his foreword

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