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hutch0
Date: 2008-08-03 00:39
Subject: a world without garfield
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This is rather wonderful. Someone has hit on the idea of taking Garfield strips and removing Garfield and his speech bubbles, just leaving Jon talking to himself. I hadn't heard about it before I saw this article, but it's a brilliant idea and it really works. It's kind of like the cutup technique that Burroughs and Bowie use. There's a real depth of despair revealed here. And apparently Jim Davis likes it so much that he's got behind a new book which will reprint his original strips alongside the doctored ones. Brilliant.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2008-08-03 08:51 (UTC)
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Looks brilliant. Do you know if the original 'Garfield without Garfield' blog is still up? I've googled it without success, which makes me wonder whether it's been taken down now a book deal has been sorted.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-03 21:42 (UTC)
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That's interesting. There's a link to the site at the beginning of the article, and it still works; I spent a very happy few minutes clicking through it last night. The name of the site is `Garfield Minus Garfield,' which is maybe why you didn't get any hits on google.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2008-08-03 22:45 (UTC)
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Oh damn. I just took a *proper* look and saw the link.

Heh, some of the strips work great, others...not so great.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-03 22:46 (UTC)
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But when they do work, they really work. I think even Jim Davis didn't realise just how terrible Jon's life really is.
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