Thursday, August 21, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield

What happens when you take a Garfield comic, and strip away the main character? You get the online comic:

The mission of the comic?

Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.

Some of these are actually quite hilarious, and strangely sad. What does Jim Davis think about it?

Garfield creator Jim Davis was intrigued by—and pleased with—the concept. “I think it’s an inspired thing to do,” Davis said. “I want to thank Dan for enabling me to see another side of Garfield. Some of the strips he chose were slappers: ‘Oh, I could have left that out.’ It would have been funnier.”

In any case, I'm keeping this one in my bookmarks.


Don Snabulus said...

That is an interesting web site. Jon has some fairly neurotic cartoons. Who would have thought it would be such a psychological study?

The Moody Minstrel said...

Oh, no...I didn't really want to see that. My whole warm, fuzzy image of Garfield has been turned completely inside out. Whatever shall I do?