Wednesday, January 31

this was my contribution to what I think is a really cool website www.tailsteak.com/arbuckle



This is what the site says:

"In 1978, Jim Davis began a newspaper comic strip called "Garfield". For almost thirty years, this strip has endured, primarily because its inoffensive, storyless humour is immediately accessible. It is, if not quite the Lowest Common Denominator of the comic world, at least as close to it as one can get without being obviously mediocre.

The comic changes dramatically when one removes the thought bubbles.

"Garfield" changes from being a comic about a sassy, corpulent feline, and becomes a compelling picture of a lonely, pathetic, delusional man who talks to his pets. Consider that Jon, according to Garfield canon, cannot hear his cat's thoughts. This is the world as he sees it. This is his story.

As there are over 13,000 Garfield strips, transcribing all of Arbuckle is too great a job for one man. But, as the scripts are already available, I have elected to outsource it. Anyone can make an Arbuckle strip by simply redrawing an existing Garfield strip and rendering it as realistically as possible, given the material. These are first-come-first-served, so check to see if the strip you want to draw is already taken before you start."

5 comments:

xtx said...

Great Job! (as always!)

Very cool site!

Back in the late 80's I drove around hating those Garfield "Stuck On You's" they had in the window of every single car.

Then I got a job at the company that made them.

Talk about Garfield overload!

The Rabbit said...

you are hilarious and i love that shit.

fan-o-mail said...

That's funny.

fan-o-mail said...

That's funny.

pangeramorrow said...

I was reading some contributions to that site, and the idea just makes me so sad. It's like when someone told me Columbo never really had a wife.