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Gift of Nothing hits #8 on NYT Best Sellers for Children’s books

Patrick McDonnell, creator of “Mutts” announced on his web site that his book “Gift of Nothing” has made it to #8 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Children’s Picture Books. Back in December, his book made it to #8 on the NYT Best Seller List.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Gift of Nothing hits #8 on NYT Best Sellers for Children’s books

Winners of Gift of Nothing announced

A holiday season give-away prize has been announced for those who bought Patrick McDonnell’s (Mutts) new book “The Gift of Nothing.” Each winner was randomly selected, and recieved a special WINNER button with the purchase of Patrick’s new book, “The Gift of Nothing”. Each was then entered into a special drawing to determine a grand […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Winners of Gift of Nothing announced

Nothing says Happy Valentines like beer and ‘toons

The ToonSeum is offering a very unique Valentine gift package. They’ve partnered with Church Brew Works for a night of beer tasting and drawing lessons. The more I think about it, I see the brilliance of it. It works for both sides. The men can say, “Honey, let’s take a drawing class to enrich our […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: 5 Comments

Mutts ‘Gift’ book featured in Royal Gazette

Patrick McDonnell’s successful “Gift of Nothing” book is getting some positive press in the Royal Gazette. Although Mr. McDonnell’s 10th cartoon compilation “Who Let the Cat Out: Mutts X” was released in April, “The Gift of Nothing” is his first children’s book. So far it has been well received. “It has been on the New […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mutts ‘Gift’ book featured in Royal Gazette

Patrick McDonnell talks about his new book “Art”

The Austin American Statesman has a really good write up regarding Patrick McDonnell’s new book “Art.” Patrick’s first book “The Gift of Nothing” featured characters from his comic strip “Mutts,” but this new book is a complete departure from his Mutts strip.”‘Art’ is about a little kid who likes to draw and makes messes and I think it’s pretty autobiographical,” he says by phone from his New Jersey studio…. I actually took a photograph of my desk before I cleaned it because it looked sort of like one of Art’s drawings ? splotches all over the place.”To help promote the book, Patrick is having a ART Coloring Contest (ends April 28).

Posted on: Apr 26, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell talks about his new book “Art”

Patrick McDonnell releases new book “Hug Time”

The Asbury Park Press has a nice write-up about Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell and his new book “Hug Time.” “Hug Time” is McDonnell’s fourth children’s book and, like all his work, it is appropriate for ages zero to 110. His other kids’ books are “The Gift of Nothing,” “Art” and “Just Like Heaven,” which also […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell releases new book “Hug Time”

Patrick McDonnell offers rare signed poster

Patrick McDonnell is giving away 7 rare signed posters of the Toys For Tots national poster. Patrick, in years past, has supported the Toys for Tots program through the Gift of Nothing gift box and book that bears that name. This year those that purchase the Gift of Nothing book and boxes will also be […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell offers rare signed poster

‘Mutts’ creator makes NYT Best seller list top 10

Patrick McDonnell’s first story book “The Gift of Nothing” has made it to #8 on the NYT Beset Seller list for Children’s books according to his web site. It is with great pleasure to annouce that Patrick’s first storybook, “The Gift of Nothing” has made it to #8 on the New York Times Best Seller […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2005,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on ‘Mutts’ creator makes NYT Best seller list top 10

Patrick McDonnell’s meditative life

I missed this story which ran on nj.com (New Jersey) about Patrick McDonnell’s new book “The Gift of Nothing”. The article also discusses Patrick’s attempt to keep life in the slow lane. “To tell you the truth,” he chuckled, “I don’t get out much anyway. A cartoonist’s life is like a monk’s life, very solitary. […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2005,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell’s meditative life

CSotD: Not with a bang, but a bicker

Bill Bramhall starts us off with a bit of optimism, and he’s correct that a lot of people are fed up with the anti-vaxxers who refuse to accept the normal responsibilities of living in society. The problem is that it really doesn’t matter how many actual, real people want the crybabies to shut up, get […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Gaslit Nation

If you’ve never seen the 1944 classic “Gaslight,” it’s worth the $3.99 at Amazon Prime, if only for the cast. But watching it will also help you understand why people keep throwing the term around in political terms today. In the movie, Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer) marries Paula Alquest (Ingrid Bergman) and then attempts to […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

CSotD: Punch up! Punch down! See my thumb?

Since DDDegg has done an excellent mop-up of the Pulitzer fiasco, I’m going purely for comedy today, leading off with this Super-Fun-Comix-Pak (AMS) strip, by Ken Fisher or Ruben Bolling or somebody. Irving Kristol — Bill’s dad — defined a neoconservative as a liberal who got mugged, and now Bolling certainly understands what it’s like […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: The National IQ Test

If mockery could solve our problems, we’d have no problems at all. And then the political cartoonists would all be out of business. I suppose this Rob Rogers piece won’t change the minds of the nincompoops who nod along with Rep. Andrew Clyde’s claim that the January 6 rioters were simply a group of peaceful […]

Posted on: May 21, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: The National IQ Test

CSotD: Legerdemain

This xkcd (Ind) illustrates a lesson I learned a few decades ago, when I attempted to raise money at Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day parade for a non-sectarian job training center in Belfast that was making inroads in defusing the violence there. All I asked for was a quarter. A quarter from one-twentieth, even one-fortieth, of […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a little cheesecake

Between Friends (KFS) has a well-timed arc about junk drawers (starting here), in part because a lot of people are going through their stuff for lack of anything else to do in quarantine and in far more important part because I needed to unclutter before a puppy arrived. Not that I expected her to get […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments