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The Surreal Existentialism of ‘Garfield Minus Garfield’

Have you ever seen a Garfield comic and thought, you know what would make this interesting? Garfield not being here. Welcome to the strange angst of Garfield Minus Garfield.

What does the Garfield comic even look like without Garfield, you might ask?

 

 

Sure, there are some panels without any text, but the emptiness is kind of the point. Is he just… waiting for wisdom to come? I have no idea, but it makes you think.

I have to confess, I never read Garfield much, though there was a period when I was a child when I really would read comics from the newspaper. I know, when did I grow up, 1920? I’m sure Garfield must have been there. But it was this, later, that really caught my attention. It’s bizarre and relatable. I mean, just look at this.

 

 

 

How did they get this footage of me? I honestly feel attacked. I have no idea what Garfield was doing in this strip, but did he need to be in it? This is a cutting edge meme just like it is. The empty panel. the confusion. Whatever sense of humor this is, I support it.

 

 

When you stopped after the first step of the instructions. Also, me when I somehow didn’t do my course work or get any sleep. Why does everything go wrong, John Arbuckle asks? Right, my incredibly poor choices. Called all the way out.

I’m not really here to make a value judgement, but the truth is, “I stan.” You can get the book here.

 

Images via Garfield Minus Garfield 

 

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