August 01, 2008
Garfield Minus Garfield
Jessica made a comment about me drawing Garfield and Odie all the time when I was younger (I really did) and how good the drawings were (they really were) and it reminded me to share something I think is really really cool, clever, and funny.
It's called Garfield Minus Garfield, and the basic idea is to just erase Garfield the cat and anything he might say out of the comic strip and it becomes this sad, lonely strip about a sad, lonely man. Check it out, it's brilliant.
Posted by jason on August 1, 2008 02:39 AM
When I was a kid I liked Garfield a lot, but as I became an older child, I became more and more disturbed by Jon and how pitiable his life was. As an adult, it's obvious that he uses his pets as surrogates for human relationships. This is creepy. Removing the pets transforms Jon into an absolute nutso, which is somehow less sad. It's actually funny!
Posted by: Mike on August 1, 2008 11:19 AM