Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Webcomics That Rule: Garfield Minus Garfield

Series Title: Garfield Minus Garfield
Author/Artist: Dan Walsh, appropriated from artwork by Jim Davis
Representational: Yes
Narrative: No
Sequential: No
Safe For Work: Yes
Output: About four times a week
Summary in three words: Existential, Depressing, Fuckinghilarious

Dan Walsh takes original three-paneled Garfield strips, and removes Garfield and Odie. What is left behind is Jon Arbuckle, Garfield's owner/foil. This, however, is not the same Jon Arbuckle you remember from your childhood, which we can assume was robbed from you every Saturday morning by the evils of television. This Mr. Arbuckle is an agoraphobe, a schizo, and very much a loser, alone in a world that he populates with his own echoing musings. Who knew that this amazing material was lurking in the pages behind the infamous Mr. "I can haz lasagna?"

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