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Garfield Minus Garfield

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Staff Pick

Here it is: Your favorite comic strip from childhood, without its main protagonist. Honestly, it's time to leave those lasagna-lovin', Monday-hatin' days behind you. It's time to look to the future and, with it, to look at Jon Arbuckle. Yes, Garfield Minus Garfield adds a new level of humor to those tired old strips. One that, now that we're older, we can fully relate to with shame, remorse, and laughter.
Recommended by Burnside Genre Team, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Its Garfield-as youve never seen him!

Come savor the existential adventures of Jon Arbuckle in Garfield Minus Garfield. Based on the phenomenon ignited by Dan Walshs hilarious and wildly popular webcomic (beloved by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and hailed as “inspired” by Garfield creator Jim Davis), Garfield Minus Garfield takes everyones favorite fat cat out of the picture, leaving us with only the lonely ennui of Jon as hes left to voice thoughts about his own existence into an empty void.

With a Foreword by Dan Walsh, creator of www.garfieldminusgarfield.net

Review:

"In an act that should qualify him for the 'brilliant editors' hall of fame, Dan Walsh discovered that if all traces of Jim Davis's lazy, lasagna-scarfing cat were expunged from his own comic strip, Garfield became a funnier, much darker series, about a desperately lonely, self-loathing man's existential despair. Walsh started posting his altered strips at garfieldminusgarfield.net. And in an act that definitely qualifies him for the 'good sport' hall of fame, Davis not only didn't sue him but approved of the project. This collection of the best de-Garfielded strips prints Walsh's altered cartoons next to Davis's originals; Davis even throws in a couple dozen Garfield-minus-Garfield strips he's done himself. Interestingly, Davis's stabs at the concept are mostly just gags about Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle. The gist of Walsh's approach, on the other hand, is to completely alter Davis's jokes — a strip in which Garfield displays a single hair, announces 'this is all I'll be shedding today' and marches off before Jon delivers a punch line, after Walsh gets through with it, becomes two panels of Jon silently glancing around before haplessly declaring, 'I dread tomorrow.' If Samuel Beckett had been a strip cartoonist, he might've produced something like this." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

For fans of Garfield, ironic humor, and those who feel that loneliness can still be funny, "Garfield Minus Garfield" answers the question: Is John Arbuckle still interesting without his cat?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345513878
Author:
Jim Davis and Dan Walsh
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Foreword by:
Dan Walsh
Foreword:
Dan Walsh
Foreword:
Dan Walsh
Author:
Davis, Jim
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Garfield (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Garfield
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
THROUGHOUT
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
5.28x8.44x.38 in. .42 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345513878 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Here it is: Your favorite comic strip from childhood, without its main protagonist. Honestly, it's time to leave those lasagna-lovin', Monday-hatin' days behind you. It's time to look to the future and, with it, to look at Jon Arbuckle. Yes, Garfield Minus Garfield adds a new level of humor to those tired old strips. One that, now that we're older, we can fully relate to with shame, remorse, and laughter.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In an act that should qualify him for the 'brilliant editors' hall of fame, Dan Walsh discovered that if all traces of Jim Davis's lazy, lasagna-scarfing cat were expunged from his own comic strip, Garfield became a funnier, much darker series, about a desperately lonely, self-loathing man's existential despair. Walsh started posting his altered strips at garfieldminusgarfield.net. And in an act that definitely qualifies him for the 'good sport' hall of fame, Davis not only didn't sue him but approved of the project. This collection of the best de-Garfielded strips prints Walsh's altered cartoons next to Davis's originals; Davis even throws in a couple dozen Garfield-minus-Garfield strips he's done himself. Interestingly, Davis's stabs at the concept are mostly just gags about Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle. The gist of Walsh's approach, on the other hand, is to completely alter Davis's jokes — a strip in which Garfield displays a single hair, announces 'this is all I'll be shedding today' and marches off before Jon delivers a punch line, after Walsh gets through with it, becomes two panels of Jon silently glancing around before haplessly declaring, 'I dread tomorrow.' If Samuel Beckett had been a strip cartoonist, he might've produced something like this." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , For fans of Garfield, ironic humor, and those who feel that loneliness can still be funny, "Garfield Minus Garfield" answers the question: Is John Arbuckle still interesting without his cat?
"Synopsis" by , CN
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