Mr. Davis, who has been drawing Garfield for 30 years, said that
“Garfield Minus Garfield” has actually prompted him to take a different
look at his own work. He compared Mr. Walsh's efforts to the cerebral
approach of Pogo, the comic strip by Walt Kelly.
“I think it's the body of work that makes me laugh—the more you read of
these strips, the funnier it gets,” Mr. Davis said. As for Garfield
himself, “this makes a compelling argument that maybe he doesn't need to be
there. Less is more.”
Lord knows I've talked plenty about Garfield before,
but this was just too good to pass up. And from the sound of it, it looks
like Mr. Davis also has a sense of humor about Garfieldless Garfield.
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