Saturday, July 01, 2006

My Cat's Name is Nobody


Panel three is rife with mystery today. Why are the woman and her pet baby fox reacting with such fear to Garfield? Why draw such a hideous and distracting character? What kind of person is that woman supposed to be? Is there Jem and the Holograms cosplay afoot in Garfield? Misguided tribute to Divine?

Not that the off-stage conversation in the first two panels is hard for me to follow or anything, but at first glance there's no reason to "know" who is speaking. I didn't think for a second that Jon was asking Liz where her cat is. Not for a second.

Please, Jim Davis, give me more Garfield with as much blank space as depicted in today's opening panels. Also more punchlines about the alienation of modern man, such as our hero staring into the eyes of a terrified stranger and silently pleading that she understand his loss of personal identity.

6 comments:

laura said...

"Also more punchlines about the alienation of modern man, such as our hero staring into the eyes of a terrified stranger and silently pleading that she understand his loss of personal identity."

Seconded!

Zach C. said...

Are you sure that's not supposed to be a chihuahua?

Anonymous said...

They may be afraid of Garfield after he ate a fellow pet two days before!

Jake said...

Third!

Mark Jake said...

"Please, Jim Davis, give me more Garfield with as much blank space as depicted in today's opening panels."

Agreed. What about just the table and the blank wall, and some talk bubbles coming from either side...

Nyperold said...

"There used to be a me... but I had it surgically removed."