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Patrick McDonnell pays tribute to Schulz, Peanuts

Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell is paying tribute to Charles Schulz and Peanuts in a story-line that runs this week. Sparky once called Mutts “one of the best comic strips of all time” and this week Patrick tips his hat back.

Here’s a sneak peak for a couple of panels to run later this week:

You can read Mutts on

Community Comments

#1 Joe Engesser
@ 12:10 pm

Cut from the same cloth…Love Mutts too, Patrick!

#2 Kevin Rafferty
@ 2:14 pm

Love both these strips. Both are in my all time top ten.

#3 birdie Birdashaw
@ 2:55 pm

I think every comic done is a tribute to Mr Shulz. Even if it wasn’t intended

#4 Marc Davidson
@ 4:30 pm

@Birdie. Who the hell is Shulz?! Half of ANY tribute is spelling the person’s name correctly.

#5 birdie Birdashaw
@ 8:59 pm

I meant Schulz, golly gee willikers Marc

#6 Howard Cruse
@ 11:37 am

I agree 100% with Schulz. Mutts is one of the all-time great strips, and it’s frustrating to me that it isn’t carried in the paper where I live now.

#7 Tom Stemmle
@ 12:11 pm

Both strips have a built-in magic.

#8 Dale Cipperley
@ 12:35 pm

Hey! Both of the characters in those two panels are the same!

#9 b.j. dewey
@ 5:06 pm

At least three key similarities I see in ‘Peanuts” and “Mutts” are the gentle humor, the character sensitivity, and the minimalist drawings which bring all that out so well.

BTW, I bet that if Schulz had seen “Cul de Sac,” he’d also praise Richard Thompson.

#10 Pete McDonnell
@ 11:41 am

Yo, that McDonnell fella is pretty darn talented. I like how he spells his name!

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