Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday funny: Minus

One of my favorite sites to visit is Garfield Minus Garfield. It's a brilliant, minimalist art project

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.

Does it succeed? Well, you be the judge. Take this as an example.

Garfield (Jim Davis, 1/6/2012)

From Garfield Minus Garfield, January 12, 2012

Apparently, Jim Davis is an encouraging fan of the site. I find that telling.

Anyway, I wonder if this shouldn't be a genre. For your viewing pleasure, I present to you my two submissions for consideration.

From this...

Luann this:

Luann Minus Luann
(with possible apologies to Greg Evans)

...and from this:

Calvin and Hobbes this:

Calvin and Hobbes Minus Calvin
(with no apologies whatsoever to Bill Watterson)

Discuss: What would your favorite comic strip, movie, book, or TV show look like without the primary character?