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Old 02-26-08, 04:12 PM
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Garfield Minus Garfield

http://garfieldminusgarfield.tumblr.com/

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?
Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.


Very new, apparently, but this looks promising. Some of my favorites:



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Old 02-26-08, 04:20 PM
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We had a similar post a few years ago where Garfield's dialogue was removed.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=456024
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Old 02-26-08, 04:22 PM
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Ah, I did a search, but only for the last couple of weeks since the blog was so new. Guess that the quest to make Garfield funny has been ongoing for some time already.
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This is the strangest thing. I just email this link to a couple of officemates just this afternoon.

I don't know if you hacked my PC, or are just commuting a very long distance!
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Old 02-26-08, 05:05 PM
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I actually printed that one out the last time I saw it. Funniest thing I had read in a long time.
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Old 02-26-08, 05:56 PM
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That was fucking awesome! now i have the strange desire to rape my cat.
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Old 02-26-08, 07:01 PM
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Another great reason for a cat sub forum.
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Old 02-26-08, 07:18 PM
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Good stuff. I've never seen these before, but they are rather funny.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:12 AM
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The new one today cracked me up, as they all do, for some reason.


Also, there's this news: http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/pos...nspired-by-the

NEW YORK, NY – July 30, 2008 – Paws, Inc. and Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, announced last week at Comic-Con International that Ballantine will publish a book inspired by the popular webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield.


Garfield Minus Garfield (www.garfieldminusgarfield.net) made its online debut in February 2008 and quickly became an online sensation based on a simple premise: What would Jim Davis’ Garfield comic strip be like without its lasagna-loving fat cat? Without the presence of Garfield and other characters such as Odie the dog and Nermal the kitten, the strips “create a new, even lonelier atmosphere for Jon Arbuckle…Jon’s observations seem to teeter between existential crisis and deep despair.” (New York Times)

The full-color book format will give readers the experience of having both the original and doctored Garfield strips together on the same page for comparison. Dublin, Ireland-based Garfield Minus Garfield creator Dan Walsh will provide the foreword to the book.

Garfield creator Jim Davis was intrigued by—and pleased with—the concept. “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. Some of the strips he chose were slappers: ‘Oh, I could have left that out.’ It would have been funnier.”

Garfield Minus Garfield site creator Dan Walsh says, “When I looked at Jon and laughed at his crazy antics I thought ‘He’s just like me.’ As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one saw myself in him: millions of visitors from all over the world visit Garfield Minus Garfield and tell me they think the same thing. Now, thanks to the awesome generosity and humor of Jim Davis, Garfield Minus Garfield is going to become a book and I’m absolutely honored to be part of it.”

Ballantine Books has been publishing Garfield books since 1980, and thirty-three Garfield titles have made the New York Times bestseller list. Thirty Years of Laughs and Lasagna: The Life and Times of a Fat, Furry Legend, will be published by Ballantine Books in October 2008. This hardcover anniversary collection will include a foreword from Dean Young, Blondie cartoonist, and exclusive content from Jim Davis.
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Originally Posted by Abelkems
We had a similar post a few years ago where Garfield's dialogue was removed.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=456024
Wasn't quite that long ago:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=532934
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Did you open his link?
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My apologies to The_Infidel ...

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Originally Posted by starman9000
Did you open his link?
Yes. His was just posted in today, and before that in 2006. The one I linked to was posted in last month. So there's now three Garfield threads essentially referrencing the same material.

Not that I personally give a crap. Just sayin'.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
My apologies to The_Infidel ...
Hey, no problem. I made my own in the other thread, anyway.

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Originally Posted by The Infidel
Yes. His was just posted in today, and before that in 2006. The one I linked to was posted in last month. So there's now three Garfield threads essentially referrencing the same material.

Not that I personally give a crap. Just sayin'.
I misunderstood your point I guess. But his post was from a couple of months ago, so the one you posted wouldn't have existed yet.
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Existential!
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Ah. I just now realized that the post I quoted was from a couple months ago. My bad.
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This site is brilliant.
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Reminds me of someone with bipolar disorder:
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Some of those are pretty funny. And some of them are just sad.
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ok i worked with it, don't know if it came out and differently or not

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