Jon, Alone

May 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm 3 comments

One of the funniest blogs I’ve come across in recent time is “Garfield Minus Garfield” by a guy calling himself Travors. Basically Travors has gone through old Garfield comics, Photoshopped out all of the characters except Jon Arbuckle, and posted the result as is. As Travors states on his site, “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?” It’s so good that even Garfield creator Jim Davis reads and enjoys it.

Today’s “Garfield Minus Garfield” is especially good. I had to share:

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Entry filed under: Comics, Just for Fun, Surfing.

Ouch. :) Trying Something New

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Terri B.  |  June 4, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I’m glad to hear Jim Davis appreciates them. This one is just too good!

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  • 2. Pets beds  |  August 2, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Very funny – I love Garfield but I think I will like these as well.

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  • 3. Estela L. Burch  |  February 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Garfield’s world has specific locations that appear normally on the comic strips, like the Vet’s office, a place he loathes. Irma’s Diner is another occasional setting. Irma is a chirpy but slow-witted and unattractive waitress/manager, and one of Jon’s few friends. The terrible food is the center of most of the jokes, along with the poor management. Jon periodically visits his parents and brother on the farm. This results in week-long comical displays of stupidity by Jon and his family, and their interactions. There is a comic strip where Jon’s brother Doc Boy is watching two socks in the dryer spinning and Doc Boy calls it entertainment. On the farm, Jon’s mother will cook huge dinners; Garfield hugs her for this. Jon has a grandmother who, in a strip, kicked Odie; Garfield subsequently hugged her. Jon’s parents once visited Jon, Garfield, and Odie in the city. Jon’s father drove into town on his tractor (which he double-parked ) and brought a rooster to wake him up. As Garfield has a love for food, they will often eat out at restaurants. Most trips end up embarrassing because Garfield will pig out, or Jon will do something stupid, including wearing an ugly shirt, which happened one night when he took Liz on a date. When Jon does take Liz on a date, Garfield always tags along, and he once ate all the bread , along with all the rest of the food in the place.

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