Artist: Patrick McDonnell Title: To Do List – Stop and Smell The Roses Paper (Sheet)Size: 18" x 15" Edition: Artist Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition to 350 editions Medium: Lithograph on Paper About the Artist: “On September 5, 1994, Mutts debuted in seventy-five newspapers. I felt that I was finally doing what I was meant to do.” - Patrick McDonnell
Mutts made its first appearance in 1994 and Patrick McDonnell’s comic strip has been a global
phenom ever since, touching on themes of animal rights, love and kindness, art and the sanctity
of life. McDonnell has used his lovable characters to raise awareness for ideals he believes in.
“Like most cartoonists, I was basically self-taught. I was never too concerned with learning how to
draw ‘correctly’… I wanted to know how to give life to little pen-and-ink characters. Early on I
found I could express feelings and thoughts in these little abstractions. I don’t know where it
comes from. That’s the magic of cartooning for me,” said McDonnell in his book Mutts: The
Comic Art of Patrick McDonnell.
The strip is now in more than seven hundred newspapers in twenty countries and McDonnell is
bringing his characters off the pages of newspapers and books and onto walls in the form of fine
In his first fine art lithograph with Jack Gallery, McDonnell features the kitten Jules, also known
as Shtinky Puddin, the moniker given to him by Earl and Mooch, perched upon a heart shaped
earth. Jules is a small tabby kitten with a huge heart whose best friend is the planet Earth and
whose obsession is saving endangered species. In this new image “The World Could Use More
Hugs,” Jules is wearing his signature green sweater and very much expressing his love for the
earth and his desire to hug, “Jules is my animal advocate,” McDonnell says.
In addition to putting his characters to work for animals and the environment McDonnell steps
up as well. His books, of which there are many, ranging from Mutts comics collections to story
books, such as The Gift of Nothing, a 2005 New York Times best seller, and Hug Time, a current
New York Times best seller are printed on recycled paper.
“A big part of my life is doing charity work,” McDonnell says. He has been on the board of directors
for the Humane Society of the United States since 2000 and is also on the board of directors
for the Fund for Animals. A native of New Jersey, McDonnell has designed the State’s Animal
Friendly license plate featuring the Mutts characters. Each year since 1998 McDonnell and Mutts
have devoted a week to “Shelter Stories,” to commemorate HSUS’s National Animal Shelter
He has won many cartoonist and humanitarian awards including the National Cartoonist Society
Reuben for Cartoonist of the Year and The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing
McDonnell currently lives an earth-friendly, vegetarian lifestyle with his wife Karen, their cat
MeeMow and dog Peanut.
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