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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Garfield, With and Without

posted by on February 26 at 12:38 PM

First, two years ago, came this thread that posited Garfield could actually be funny if you removed Garfield’s thought balloons:


Now, there’s this blog that removes Garfield entirely from Garfield, making it a “comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life”:



And there’s also Lasagna Cat, which adds real life, music, and some high-class editing to Garfield and is also very funny.

Does this mean that Jim Davis is, in some way, funny?

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Jim Davis, funny? I wouldn't take it that far.

Posted by Aislinn | February 26, 2008 12:43 PM

I think that Garfield is much like b.c., in that it USED to be funny. However, they each became unfunny for different reasons. BC found the Jesus and Garfield found... found the unfunny.

I wonder how many other unfunny comic strips would become insightful if you were to remove characters. Would Blondie be funny if Dagwood were to be removed?

Posted by Graham | February 26, 2008 12:44 PM

Jim Davis sucks shit in hell.

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 26, 2008 12:46 PM

Jim Davis is funny in the same way that compost is vegetables.

Posted by Fnarf | February 26, 2008 12:47 PM

Death to zombie/assistant run comics

Posted by vooodooo84 | February 26, 2008 12:49 PM

Garfield used to be funny years ago when I was like 10 years old but that was when I was like 10 years old and Garfield had only been out for a couple of years.

I still have a stuffed Garfield AND the one you stick in your car window.... I shouldn't admit to that last item.

Posted by Andrew | February 26, 2008 12:55 PM

I think what this means is that changing ANYTHING in a Garfield comic is guaranteed to make it funnier.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | February 26, 2008 12:55 PM

That Garfield without Garfield comic is equal parts hysterical and disturbing. Of course it makes sense, seeing as how Garfield has been dead for quite some time. Oh, you didn't know?

Posted by Jason Josephes | February 26, 2008 1:19 PM

The more of Jim Davis' work you remove, the funnier it gets...

Posted by Eric Grandy | February 26, 2008 1:30 PM

This is easily the funniest thing I've seen all day.

@7 Well said

Posted by Primus | February 26, 2008 1:44 PM

It's not too late...

Posted by usagi | February 26, 2008 4:03 PM

Oh god, the "Right Now" video from Lasagna Cat had me ROFLing . . .

Posted by shub-negrorath | February 26, 2008 5:59 PM

I remember distinctly that Garfield was funny when I was 9 years old.

Posted by Greg | February 27, 2008 7:28 AM

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