Monday, June 12, 2006

All the Lonely Jons/ Where Do They All Come From?

Damn it, Jim Davis knows what I like! Unlike a lot of other badly-drawn comic strips on the newspaper page, Garfield uses the minimalistic requirements of the format to underline its themes. Like for example Jon is depressed, alone, and bored, so to make the room as depressing, lonesome and boring as possible, it is represented by one horizontal line. Meanwhile Fox Trot only looks all crappy like that because it has to.

Garfield, meanwhile, is such a bastard that his packed schedule of lying on his back for hours and eating is more important to him than giving his only friend a moment of comfort.

Q: Which character's plight is a metaphor for your own?
A: Both.

No comments: