Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The 'Mutts' Manifesto

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The 'Mutts' Manifesto

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As I read about the changes to the Sunday comics (Feb. 25, "Five New Comics Join the Post-Gazette's Funnies"), I felt relief that "Mutts" was not mentioned, that it had survived the cut and would continue to grace the funnies. Patrick McDonnell's comic has always been a breath of fresh air ? masterfully drawn, clever in its simplicity, rich in its range of feeling.

But my heart sank as I searched for the darling cat and pup in the comics section, nowhere to be found. Instead, I found a new collection of cynical strips lacking wit or charm. The ill-crafted "Pooch Cafe" is a disappointing replacement to say the least, its maiden strip highlighting trolling, bully dogs.

As our newspapers overflow with headlines of death and destruction, the comics ought to be a safe haven, a tool that inspires a smile and a warmed heart. …

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