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Mother Goose and Grimm

Mother Goose and Grimm is an internationally syndicated comic strip by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters. It was first syndicated in 1984 and is distributed by King Features Syndicate. Peters has received recognition for the strip with the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for 1991, and a nomination for their Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 2000.

The strip's main character is a dog named Grimm, known as Grimmy. Although he is a pet, he is currently depicted as being able to speak with both human and animal characters in the strip. Grimmy's communication was previously depicted in thought balloons. Grimmy's fellow pet is a cat named Attila, with whom he has a sometimes acrimonious but sometimes friendly relationship. Both Grimmy and Attila are owned by Mother Goose (whom Grimmy refers to as "Mom"), an anthropomorphic goose living in human society. Among other characters who appear in the strip is Ralph, a not too bright hound of indeterminate breed.

The strip's subject matter includes both one-day gags and week-long storylines involving the main characters (sometimes with characters from real life appearing in the plot). In addition, many strips feature gags in which none of the main characters appear. Many of these involve other animals acting anthropomorphically or are based on characters from literature, popular culture, folklore, mythology, and other sources, such as Dracula, Superman, Robin Hood, Zeus, and many others.


  • The Portable Mother Goose and Grimm (1987)
  • Oh God, It's Grimm (1987)
  • Steel Belted Grimm (1988)
  • Four Wheel Grimmy (1989)
  • Grimmy Come Home (1990)
  • It's Grimmy (1990)
  • Grimmy: Best In Show (1990)
  • Grimmy: Pick of the Litter (1990)
  • Grimmy: Night of the Living Vacuum (1991)
  • Grimmy: Top Dog (1991)
  • Grimmy and the Temple of Groom (1992)
  • Grimmy: The Postman Always Screams Twice (1996)
  • Grimmy: Friends Don't Let Friends Own Cats (1996)
  • Grimmy: King of the Heap (1997)
  • Grimmy: Good Dog, Bad Breath (1999)
  • Grimmy: Always Stop & Smell the Hydrants (1999)
  • Grimmy: Cats & Pancakes Stick to the Ceiling (1999)
  • Grimmy: In a Class by Himself (1999)
  • Grimmy: Mailmen Can't Jump (1999)
  • Grimmy: My Dad was a Boxer (1999)
  • Grimmy: The Horrors of Global Worming (2000)
  • Grimmy: The Revenge of Grimmzilla (2000)
  • Grimmy: It's a Dog Sniff Dog World (2000)
  • Revenge of the Fireplugs (2001)
  • Grimmy Goes Postal (2001)
  • Grimmy's Flea Circus (2001)
  • Compost Happens (2001)
  • Grimmy's Cat Tails (2001)
  • Grimmy: One Sick Puppy (2001)
  • The Ultimate Mother Goose and Grimm: 20th Anniversary Collection (2006)

Television show

CBS aired a Saturday morning cartoon in 1991, Mother Goose and Grimm, also promoted as Grimmy, based on the strip. The voice performers included Charlie Brill as Grimmy, Mitzi McCall as Mother Goose, and Greg Burson as Attila. The show is often shown in syndication. It featured early animation work by Stephen Hillenburg who worked on this show before Rocko's Modern Life and his own creation SpongeBob SquarePants.


  • Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924-1995: The Complete Index. Cambria, CA: Comics Access, 1995. ISBN 0-9700077-0-1.

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