Posts Tagged “comics”

The last time I mentioned Garfield minus Garfield, it was back in 2008, when it first came out.

Without the presence of Garfield, the resulting strips consist mostly of Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle, interacting with himself, rather than with his pet cat. The strip’s website characterizes this result as “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.” Garfield creator and artist Jim Davis has commented on the webcomic, stating that he is an occasional reader and finds it “fascinating” and an “inspired thing to do”.

Apparently, Paws, Inc. published its own Garfield Minus Garfield from 2008-2010, and resumed publishing in 2012.



Given the state of our VMs and storage systems right now, I think that we should get a panic room at work.


And then there’s me:



Behold the Donald and Hobbes subreddit, which superimposes Trump’s face on our beloved Calvin, and drops in text inspired by the Republican presidential candidate, bringing a little bit of humour to dark times.

The joy of the thing is that Calvin’s dialogue is only edited slightly, or not at all, leaving something that really does sound scarily Trump-ish. Calvin is way more tyrannical than I remember. But this is part of the fun: the rules on the subreddit state that “the strip you paste Trump’s head over has to contain dialogue that Trump might actually say. You can edit dialogue so Calvin’s name is missing or certain words (perhaps too intelligent for Donald) are gone. But just putting Trump’s head on Calvin acting like a kid is missing the point. Have fun and try not to think worse of Calvin. He’s only six. Trump’s going on 70 and still hasn’t grown up.”