Saturday, March 06, 2010

Garfield minus Garfield, the video

OK, if you haven't read Garfield Minus Garfield, you owe it to yourself to do so now (go ahead, we'll wait...). Back? Cool for those of you who didn't make the jump, Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing the character of Garfield the cat from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of Garfield's "owner," Jon Arbuckle. The comic takes us all on a journey deep into the (obviously disturbed) mind of an isolated young everyman as he constantly fights a losing battle against the abject loneliness and dark depression of his own life adrift in a quiet American suburb.

Here are a couple of early examples:




If you liked them, perhaps you should go buy the book (go ahead, it even has the blessing of Garfield creator, Jim Davis, who wrote the forward).

Anyway, we bring this up, because now if you've enjoyed the online strips, or even purchased the book, you can also enjoy the video! No, seriously!



Yeah, yeah, we know that this is just the raw footage from the film without benefit of the animated Garfield digitally painted in, but still, it is kind of funny, and does evoke the feeling of the Dan Walsh, created parody.

The Perfessor

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