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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield: Subtraction Equals Addition

I don't read many comic strips, save the Acme Novelty Library book I just purchased. I don't subscribe to the newspaper, and web-comics are something I usually only stumble upon. However, I at least know that Garfield is mediocre in most ways.

Who knew, though, that the ever-popular Garfield comic had undertones of "schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life"? Well, these are probably not intended, but when you delete the very reason the comic exists, it becomes about these things and, in many ways, funny.

Garfield Minus Garfield is a blog that simply takes out Garfield from the comic. What results is "an even better comic" that explores the isolation of a deeply troubled human mind. Although the description sounds oh so dark and brooding, do not fear: it's funny.

1 comment:

comoprozac said...

I've seen these before at Good Evening. It's by Hodg-man, aka the PC guy.