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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Garfield Minus Garfield

I've always been a fan of newspaper comics.

When I was a kid, I'd always make sure to find the daily paper (I grew up reading The News-Herald) to read the funnies. And my grandmother would save her papers for me so that I could read those when I visited. My dad and I would even read them to each other as I got older, which turned into a fun game on its own.

Now, the Internet has gifted me with a new way to enjoy a childhood favorite. As a kid, I read Garfield. As a twenty-something, I read Garfield Minus Garfield.

As taken from the website:
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.
It's exactly as it sounds. The person behind the site removes Garfield from the comics. Basically, it's Jon Arbuckle looking crazy. And it's oh-so hilarious.

Some examples:

I could post several more, but I think you should just go to the site and check them out there. If you didn't think Jon Arbuckle was pathetic before, you sure will now.

--Danielle Capriato



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