New York Times best-selling author and animal rights advocate Patrick McDonnella s Mutts a is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbesa cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of hearta according to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. Always striking a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary, Patrick McDonnell's award-winning "Mutts" has been recognized by critics and popular press alike for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and strong yet nonpreachy stance on important issues such as responsible pet ownership, animal advocacy and adoption, and the sanctity of all life. Sketched in McDonnell's distinctive style, this emotive "Mutts" collection follows the day-to-day exploits of cat and dog duo Mooch and Earl. Whether they are contemplating the cosmos or curling in for a much-needed nap, these two lighthearted pals remind us of the simple pleasures that make life so grand. "Earl &and Mooch" contains nearly a year's worth of colored Sunday strips, along with black-and-white daily strips that mingle with impromptu splash pages highlighting McDonnell's imaginative artwork.