Discover the harrowing drama that is 'Garfield'

I’m going to admit something, and I don’t even care if I get hate mail for it: I’ve always despised Garfield. I mean, even fans of the fat cat can’t deny it’s the laziest of comic strips, a one-joke pony, if you will. Of course, maybe I shouldn’t have been looking for laughs in Jim Davis’ work. Today’s Metafilter pointed me to Lakini Malich’s LiveJournal, where he has erased all of Garfield’s thought bubbles, and revealed this cartoon as a rumination on one man’s futile quest for personal fulfillment. Heath Ledger, I think you just found your Brokeback followup.

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  • Seano

    A lot of people have been talking about this lately. “Oh Garfield’s funny when you erase his though bubbles.” Yeah… exactly, you’re all a little slow to catch on. If you ever read the strip it’s very clear that Jon can’t read Garfield’s mind. Garfield’s a much darker and much funnier comic strip than people give it credit for.

  • e

    I used to like Garfield a long time ago (15 years plus), but I have to agree with you about the current state of the strip.

  • Hugo

    Garfield is, and always has been, moronic. It is a comic strip for 5 year olds.

  • Ted

    Garfield sans Garfield speak is quite distubring.

  • jeremy

    Just wondering what’s with the random blog. This just in, Garfield sucks!!!! Does it have anything to do with anything? Is it Garfield’s birthday or something? Did you just now see the movie for the first time, or are you completely out of touch with the rest of the world, you thought it might be hip to talk about a 20+ year old comic strip? Saying Garfield is a lazy comic strip might have been interesting say 20 years ago. What’s the topic for tomorrow? “The Cosby Show” was overrated? Keep trying some day you’ll catch up with the 21st century

  • Anda

    EW, you might want to check that link before you post it. The Garfield posts have been erased from the livejournal. Thanks for nothing.

  • Ep Sato

    After a few years with “Calvin and Hobbes” at the top of the comics pages, Watterson decided it was best to hang up his hat while things were still fresh.
    Seinfeld left when the ratings were still hot, and some pro sports stars retire young to spare us from bearing witness to their inevitable decline. Comic strip creators need to accept they won’t be at the top fo their game forever, and that sometimes it’s best to let a one trick pony out to stud.

  • Joe C

    Garfield has always sucked. The best comic strip today is Get Fuzzy. Now THERE’S a cat!

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