In 1978, Jim Davis began a newspaper comic strip called “Garfield”. For
almost forty years, this strip has endured, primarily because its
inoffensive, storyless humour is immediately accessible. It is, if not quite
the Lowest Common Denominator of the comic world, at least as close to it as
one can get without being obviously mediocre.
The comic changes dramatically when one removes the thought bubbles.
“Garfield” changes from being a comic about a sassy, corpulent feline,
and becomes a compelling picture of a lonely, pathetic, delusional man who
talks to his pets. Consider that Jon, according to Garfield canon, cannot
hear his cat's thoughts. This is the world as he sees it. This is his
Arbuckle: Garfield through Jon's
A while back I mentioned the
thoughtless Garfield meme. This person went one futher and is redrawing (with
help) Garfield in a more realistic manner.
I wonder what Paws, Inc. will make of all
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