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    Patrick McDonnellMuttsSpecialty Illustration Original Art (2020). Mutts strips are incredibly rare and hard to come by on the open market, and this is a very special one! McDonnell's world is famously focused on animals, and as such he had planned to keep current events out of his storyline. However novelist Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil) actually dreamed a week of pandemic strips. Intrigued, McDonnell decided to draw this one for his newsletter and website. Here, Mooch and Earl rightfully call out Butchie's Fatty Snax Deli as an "essential service" as Ozzie and Millie wait in line at a responsible distance, in masks, for their take-out. Mutts, celebrating 25 years in the papers, is one of the finest drawn, and most emotionally-engaging strips of our times. Don't pass up this singular chance to pick up an important example of its (and our) history. Created in ink and watercolor over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 9.75" x 3". Signed by McDonnell under the image area, it is in Excellent condition.

    This auction benefits the Stray Cat Alliance, a Los Angeles-based organization that has built a hotline to connect with people and cats in need in over 23 countries, found forever homes for tens of thousands of cats, and rescued or positively impacted the lives of countless more.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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