Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Funny - Garfield Minus Garfield

This week's comic strip is "Garfield Minus Garfield", a funny take on the long-running classic "Garfield".

Dan Walsh takes original strips by Jim Davis and removes the title cat completely. The results are sometimes hilarious, often odd, and occasionally sad.

Here are three examples:

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As you can see, it can be absurd, and Jon Arbuckle can be very sad when not being mocked by his pet cat.

Davis himself is a bit of a fan, saying the idea is "inspired" and thanking Walsh for letting him see a different side to Garfield. Awesome that he is so cool about it!

At the main site, you can view the archive, read about Dan Walsh, purchase the book based on the strip or read a FAQ.


  1. I've seen the ones on uclick and the comic store I frequent has the first book. I like the fact that Jim Davis shows his interest in the concept. Some of these are even funnier with-out ol' Garfield

  2. coll that Jim Davis is so encouraging. the last one in the set tells a lot. i can see myself at times in the reflection. very cool find!

  3. How do you find this stuff! I love it!

  4. i used to read this's funny but i always wondered how he gets away with it...does he have to pay Jim Davis a fee to use his work?

  5. That device improves the strip infinitely. It's downright readable now.

    Two movie tips: The Man With the Golden Arm (1955, Otto Preminger) and The Killing (1956, Stanley Kubrick). Both can be viewed free on the internet. You can see maybe where my cinematic tastes lie.

  6. I wonder if you could apply the same technique with other comic strips, I somehow doubt it - which perhaps says something about the Garfield strips themselves