A Nutty Canine Contest

By: E&P Staff

The MuttsComics.com site is holding a contest asking people to guess the weight in peanuts of cartoonist Patrick McDonnell’s real-life dog Earl.

Peanuts were chosen as a reference to the “Peanuts” strip. The contest celebrates the “Top Dogs: Comic Canines Before and After Snoopy” exhibit that’s running until Sept. 26 at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif. McDonnell is curator of the show, whose many cartoon canines include the comic-strip version of Earl — the co-star of “Mutts.”

The contest, which ends Aug. 15, offers a grand prize of a signed limited-edition print and T-shirt commemorating the Schulz museum event. There are first and second prizes, too.

McDonnell’s “Mutts” is distributed by King Features Syndicate, and the late Schulz’s “Peanuts” reruns are syndicated by United Media.

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