This is genius. Maybe you’ve already seen it, because as usual I’m a little late to the party, but to me here’s this week’s “Greatest Thing Ever!”
As the website, created by Dan Walsh, explains: “Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”
I strongly urge you to check it out — a comic that would cause Jean Paul Sartre to cachinnate. And for the record, I’ve never, ever liked Garfield. This web sensation has gotten a lot of much-deserved press recently, here and here and here, plus there’s also going to be a book (and I totally want it)!
Based on this snippet alone, I’m going to check out the website tonight (ahem,not during business hours. Thanks for this and also that great Newman tribute.