Sunday, June 11, 2006

Merry Christmas, Olives

Title panel: Garfield, in his beachside reverie/fantasy has acquired a lounging chair built to cat proportions. The amazing thing about this is that even if Sharper Image or someone did make a cat-sized beach chair, it would not likely be built for bipedal cats with humanoid joint configurations.

The Fence: It's been awhile since we've had a Fence Performance strip. I'm sure a lot of the readership wants to hear snotty remarks about "hey, who is Garfield performing for, anyway?" I've come to terms with this convention long, long ago, and the answer, simple and perfect, is that Garfield is performing for you.

I am, however, a little curious as to where the fence is geographically located.

The Performance: Those Looney Tunes where drunk cats stand on fences and sing are referencing the true-life fact that at night you can hear cats yowling from alleys. Garfield intends only to do a soft-shoe, I guess, so I'm not sure why it's so disruptive that people throw food at him.

-First and only comic strip utterance of "Uh-oh... Grapes!"? Perhaps, but I think it was also a line of dialogue in From Hell.

-Before reading the thought balloons, I thought Garfy was being pelted with olives and a tiny Christmas tree.

-Jim Davis' signature on the curve of the moon is, as our hero would say, a "nice touch."

1 comment:

Flu-Bird said...

From the little winemaker