Garfield is boring. Admit it. It is very difficult to read a Garfield strip and have any kind of reaction at all. Here’s an example:
It’s a comic strip about a lonely guy and his two pets, one of which is a lazy cat. Is this a comic for lonely people? Is it a comic for cat owners? Because those are both un-hilarious categories of people. I should know; I have been both.
The thing about Garfield, though, is that everyone is familiar with it. And when something becomes familiar, creative people start to get derivative.
Perhaps you’ve heard of some of these….
Check out Garfield Minus Garfield. It’s basically a series of comics in which Jon talks to himself. And apparently Jim Davis himself finds them funny, so beat that. Here’s one:
If that doesn’t do it for you (though it should), check out Garfield without thought clouds:
After browsing through those, watch a few live versions of the comic strips by Lasagna Cat (notice how finely detailed they are, right down to the inexplicably shifting background shades). Plus, there are weird songs at the end.
That’s all for me for the day. Just trying to brighten up your syndicated comic strip experience.
Know of any other hilarious Garfield adaptations?