Garfield minus Garfield

Along something of the same lines as Nietzche Family Circus, here’s Garfield Minus Garfield — a comic strip obtained by taking an ordinary Garfield strip and airbrushing Garfield the cat completely out of it. Or, as the site itself describes it: 

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.


I have to admit, that’s pretty brilliant stuff. Jim Davis likes it too

[h/t incarnatus est]


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3 responses to “Garfield minus Garfield

  1. That’s pretty good — but it’s a shame that Garfield has changed so much. In the early 80s, Garfield was about a cat & all his cat tendencies. He and Jon both had different personalities, and Garfield looked much different. It was funny back then. Anybody who hasn’t seen the old Garfield should definitely have a look – it’s really a different strip.

  2. virusdoc

    I think it’s inspired.

    The Nietzsche Family Circus is just so-so, but that’s because Nietzsche was a nutcase.

  3. Thanks for the mention Robert 😉