Friday, February 26, 2010

Garfield Minus Garfield

The secret to enjoying the old, repetitive comic strip "Garfield" isn't to love lasagna or cats, or to love reading about how much a cat hates Mondays. It's to just take Garfield out of Garfield. Completely remove the cat, and you're left with Jon's depressing existential musings. His pathetic whines are almost poignant without the smug cat's smirks and bad jokes.

Remove the cat, and all that is left is the truth.

The awful truth.

As the website creator explains, Garfield Without Garfield transforms a mundane comic strip into something much different, and much more interesting: "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. "

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