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KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 05:53 AM
Anyone seen these before? They're actually pretty good... if a little depressing.


Garfield Minus Garfield: Cult web comic gets book deal

A popular blog in which Garfield comic strips are reprinted minus their feline star is to be turned into a book – with the backing of the cartoon’s original creator.


By Matthew Moore


Garfield Minus Garfield has developed a huge online following by erasing Garfield the cat and his thought bubbles from the original strips, making it appear that his owner John Arbuckle is talking to himself.

The result is an “even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life”, according to the site’s Irish creator Dan Walsh.

The blog - which publishes a new three-frame strip every day - has attracted millions of hits and rave press reviews since its launch in February.

Even Garfield creator Jim Davis, who came up with the idea for a comic about a lasagna-loving cat in 1978, was impressed.

Instead of trying to get the site closed down he has thrown his weight behind a new book that will publish his originals and Walsh’s versions side-by-side.

The book is being published by Ballantine Books, which has published collections of the original Garfield cartoons since 1980.

“I think it’s an inspired thing to do,” Davis said. “I want to thank Dan for enabling me to see another side of Garfield.”

Mr Walsh praised the “awesome generosity and humour” of Davis for agreeing to the joint project, and said he was “absolutely honoured” that his tributes were going to be published.

Garfield is the most-syndicated comic in the world, appearing in more than 2,500 publications. It has also spawned at least two television series and two feature-length films.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2485683/Garfield-Minus-Garfield-Cult-web-comic-gets-book-deal.html

The online comic...

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/page/8

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 05:54 AM
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KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 05:58 AM
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JuicesFlowing
08-02-2008, 05:59 AM
I never liked Garfield, but this looks a bit more interesting ...

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 06:12 AM
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Ebolapox
08-02-2008, 06:16 AM
ROFL

that's entertainment.

Chief Chief
08-02-2008, 06:43 AM
Wow!! It blows AND sucks at the same time!

gblowfish
08-02-2008, 07:40 AM
This is a book I must have.
Suddenly, Garfield is edgier than Zippy the Pinhead.

Rain Man
08-02-2008, 01:40 PM
These actually make me laugh. As opposed to the original comic, which is lame.

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 01:42 PM
These actually make me laugh. As opposed to the original comic, which is lame.I agree.

It's pretty cool of the original artist to be such a good sport about it too. Seems like that's all too rare these days.

“I think it’s an inspired thing to do,” Davis said. “I want to thank Dan for enabling me to see another side of Garfield.”

Nightfyre
08-02-2008, 01:50 PM
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J Diddy
08-02-2008, 02:02 PM
These actually make me laugh. As opposed to the original comic, which is lame.


meh

don't get either one of em

Especially the one where the guy is laying on the floor doing nothing in all 3 frames

Nightfyre
08-02-2008, 02:05 PM
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Ultra Peanut
08-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Wow!! It blows AND sucks at the same time!Chief Chief has no taste: The tradition continues.

Thig Lyfe
08-02-2008, 02:25 PM
These actually make me laugh. As opposed to the original comic, which is lame.

Agreed. Jim Davis is cool for being behind it, but it has to eat at him that G-G is so much better than the original.

Thig Lyfe
08-02-2008, 02:26 PM
meh

don't get either one of em

Especially the one where the guy is laying on the floor doing nothing in all 3 frames

IT'S NOT A DICK JOKE

PANIC

Rain Man
08-02-2008, 02:28 PM
meh

don't get either one of em

Especially the one where the guy is laying on the floor doing nothing in all 3 frames

The funny part to me is how the comic becomes more interesting and thought-provoking without the main character.

My favorite one is the one where he's at the door saying, "You'll never take me alive!" and then in the next frame you just see the door.

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 02:44 PM
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JBucc
08-02-2008, 02:47 PM
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Sure-Oz
08-02-2008, 02:49 PM
Pretty funny and depressing at the same time haha

poor jon

the Talking Can
08-02-2008, 02:51 PM
pretty cool

KcMizzou
08-02-2008, 02:53 PM
Pretty funny and depressing at the same time haha

poor jonIndeed.

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RJ
08-02-2008, 03:34 PM
That's some funny stuff. Loved the strip with the salad.

J Diddy
08-02-2008, 03:39 PM
IT'S NOT A DICK JOKE

PANIC


dick jokes aren't funny

yo mama jokes are comedic gold

Ari Chi3fs
08-02-2008, 03:47 PM
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J Diddy
08-02-2008, 03:49 PM
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so know I thought this one was funny

gblowfish
08-02-2008, 05:17 PM
Garfield Minus Garfield reminds me of Max Cannon's strip "Red Meat."
Check it out if you've never seen it. It'll challenge you...

http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/current/index.html

JuicesFlowing
08-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Do you think that the next progression of that comic will be Garfield minus Garfield and minus that crazy John guy? That would be hysterical.

Tribal Warfare
08-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Do you think that the next progression of that comic will be Garfield minus Garfield and minus that crazy John guy? That would be hysterical.

Just Odey?

Pestilence
08-04-2008, 02:02 PM
These are great. I'm gonna buy the book definitely.

noa
08-04-2008, 02:24 PM
That "how's the salad?" one is hilarious.

Lzen
08-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Wow, people actually like that without Garfield? I admit that I haven't regularly read Garfield comics since I was kid, but still. This seems pretty lame to me. To each his own, I guess.

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 02:34 PM
It seems kind of like you are just looking to be edgy and you think it is cool. You could do this with any comic correct? Oh well interesting idea anyway

Rain Man
08-04-2008, 02:38 PM
It seems kind of like you are just looking to be edgy and you think it is cool. You could do this with any comic correct? Oh well interesting idea anyway

You could do it with any comic, but since Garfield doesn't appear in those comics it wouldn't change them.

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 02:41 PM
yeah but they erased garfield they didn't just draw john without garfield. I think they actually went in and deleted him. To me it's just people try to find something edgy and cool when you could do it with any strip sans Cathy

Thig Lyfe
08-04-2008, 02:42 PM
It seems kind of like you are just looking to be edgy and you think it is cool. You could do this with any comic correct? Oh well interesting idea anyway

You could do it with any comic, but it wouldn't be as effective. The idea that removing the main character from one of the most famous strips of all time greatly improves its quality is fascinating, and the result is consistently hilarious. It is edgy and it is cool, and its humor requires much more intellectual engagement than a majority of strips in publication.

Wow, people actually like that without Garfield? I admit that I haven't regularly read Garfield comics since I was kid, but still. This seems pretty lame to me. To each his own, I guess.

What's lame is Garfield's commentary in the original strips, which is always either "I love lasagna" or "I hate mondays". Take out his stale snarkiness and you have a much more original strip, one that utilizes absurdism and dark humor.

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 02:44 PM
that just screams "fishing" for something cool. Reminds me of people who listen to people bang on drums or scream and shit and call it inovative music. Uh no.

steelyeyed57
08-04-2008, 03:04 PM
I thought it was hilarious.
"I glued a blender to my face!"

Thig Lyfe
08-04-2008, 03:08 PM
that just screams "fishing" for something cool. Reminds me of people who listen to people bang on drums or scream and shit and call it inovative music. Uh no.

Just say you don't get it. There's nothing wrong with that.

gblowfish
08-04-2008, 03:12 PM
It's sparse.
Empty panels evoke a feeling of a void
stark emptiness.....
loneliness.

It's much more challenging and interesting with Garfield removed.

I'm wearing my black beret, sunglasses at night
and smoking non-filtered camels now...

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 03:13 PM
I get it garfield is gone. I am not making it some bullcrap mind games though.

vailpass
08-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Just say you don't get it. There's nothing wrong with that.

Not liking something is not the same as not getting it.

Not everyone drinks because they are a poet, some people drink because they are not a poet./Arthur

vailpass
08-04-2008, 03:14 PM
It's sparse.
Empty panels evoke a feeling of a void
stark emptiness.....
loneliness.

It's much more challenging and interesting with Garfield removed.

I'm wearing my black beret, sunglasses at night
and smoking non-filtered camels now...

ROFL

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 03:15 PM
It's sparse.
Empty panels evoke a feeling of a void
stark emptiness.....
loneliness.

It's much more challenging and interesting with Garfield removed.

I'm wearing my black beret, sunglasses at night
and smoking non-filtered camels now...


I grow my hair so long, because the world is too painful to look at. pfft you call that a band? There is a band no one has heard of because they are too awesome to comprehend, and I got their b side, before they sold out.

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 03:17 PM
No one gets me, exept for juno, I know it's just a movie, but I sit in my room all day and listen to the soundtrack. Those people at school don't understand it like I do. They should take juno out of juno. That would truely be a window to my soul

Demonpenz
08-04-2008, 03:20 PM
I had the songs off the garden state soundtrack before they put them together for the movie. I got my sweater signed by the shins one time. You can't see the signatures anymore because of my eyeliner and tears

KC_Connection
08-04-2008, 03:20 PM
I've been reading this strip for months now. It is comedy gold, great stuff. Can't wait to buy the book.

Thig Lyfe
08-04-2008, 03:53 PM
Yeah guys intelligent humor is for losers LOLOLOL

TIME FOR MORE POOP JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gblowfish
08-04-2008, 03:59 PM
TIME FOR MORE POOP JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a new hairstyle for ya...

Thig Lyfe
08-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Here's a new hairstyle for ya...

He's pooping! ROFL

Time to go listen to all my Larry the Cable Guy albums. I like how he talks about stuff I can understand, like farting.