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Les 08 et 09 septembre 2012, fête de la BD - Stripfeest 2012 à Bruxelles.
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Les 08 et 09 septembre 2012, fête de la BD - Stripfeest 2012 à Bruxelles.


Mutts, the comic of the Creole dogs

Mutts is all that a comic strip should be: fun and with two wonderfully innocent main characters. And that’s just what Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Snoopy, claims . This cartoon by Patrick McDonnell is currently published in more than 500 newspapers in 20 countries. There are a total of 8 anthologies published in the United States to date and has won the National Cartoonists Society’s “Best Comic Strip of the Year”; The prestigious German Max and Moritz , and two Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust .


Although it is not a 100% comic strip about animal Dog Breed Index abandonment, which might suggest its name (Mutt = dog criollo), once a year McDonnell publishes strips where he seeks to sensitize readers, about abandoning animals and promotes the adoption of The same in the protectors.
The author
Patrick McDonnell like many other people, has a special penchant for animals, and a remarkable talent for drawing. That combination led him to create in 1994 his Mutts strip known in the Spanish-speaking countries as Motas, where he tells the friendship of a dog (Earl) and a cat (Mooch). As its author indicates, this story is a celebration of the simple. It remembers the intimate and the familiar of the day to day.


In Mutts’ stories, McDonnell shows himself to be a great lover and defender ofthe environment and animals. Its characters, without abandoning the humor, are able to transmit clear messages in this sense.
The philosophy of the work is shaped in a world where animals and men live in a beautiful balance. And although McDonnell is an activist of various animal-protective organisms, his strips never address that problem directly.

Light, but critical, this strip has caught the attention of many readers, and can now be found in newspapers almost everywhere in the world.

McDonnell was born in 1956, in New Jersey, into an Italian-Irish family. His parents met as students at the Cooper Union Art School . Both McDonnell and his brothers grew up in an environment where art was a habitual attitude.
Although he studied at the School of Visual Arts , he is convinced that a comic author is born, not done. When he was seven years old, he wrote a letter to Charles M. Schulz, and in that letter he allowed himself to suggest to the teacher the possibility that Snoopy might have a fellow mate.

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