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Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS is a combination of his love of animals and his love of the art of the comic strip. Created in 1994, MUTTS now appears in over 700 newspapers around the world and on the web at Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz called MUTTS "one of the best comic strips of all time." Patrick has received numerous awards for his art and animal advocacy. He has over 20 books in print including the New York Times bestsellers The Gift of Nothing and Hug Time.

Patrick is a member of the national boards of directors for both the Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; the formerly feral feline MeeMow; the still feral Not Ootie; and a new best friend, Amelie. Visit his website at

A Talk With Patrick McDonnell on Guardians of Being

How did Guardians of Being come to be?

This book is a collaboration of Eckhart’s teachings and my MUTTS cartoon illustrations. As does all of Eckhart Tolle’s work, Guardians of Being teaches us about finding inner...

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