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Webcomic: Garfield Minus Garfield

I'm not crazy, I promise... someone deleted Garfield.
Jon Arbuckle commenting on the webcomic

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Letís 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 loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.
The original summary for the webcomic

In a World where Garfield never existed, one man imagines that he does.

Garfield Minus Garfield is a strip adapted by Dan Walsh from selected Garfield strips. In this edited version, Jon is the only main character; all other main or non-essential cast (and their associated dialogue) have been removed. However, Jon still behaves as though they, most often Garfield, were there.

Garfield Minus Garfield has been published in a book, which contains the original strips alongside their "Minused" versions, as well as a foreword by Garfield creator Jim Davis (who not only openly approved of the concept, but made several "Minused" strips for the book).

Other people have made edits to Garfield strips, these edits including, but not limited to: putting random Garfield panels together; Silent Garfield, which removes all thought balloons; Realfield, similar to Silent Garfield and also replaces Garfield with a photo-realistic cat drawing; and Garfield As Garfield, which replaces Garfield with the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. These predate Garfield Minus Garfield by a few years. Dan Walsh admitted he was not the first to come up with the idea of editing the strip or removing Garfield entirely, but he was the first to put the edits on one site as opposed to assorted forums and imageboards, and so got the most attention.

It can be seen here.


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