Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Most Depressing Comic Ever?

via Andrew Sullivan

I give you "Garfield without Garfield":

Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.
Of course, perhaps Gawker has a point that it's even more depressing of a comic if you leave Garfield in and just erase his thought bubbles.

Arbuckle retorts:

Tough call on which better portrays suburban desperation, but the fact that Arbuckle is a communal effort with redrawn comics strikes me as slightly cooler and less open to legal action.