Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Imagination of Garfield

There hasn't been enough said about this sequence of strips created in the late '80s. Jim Davis has, himself, commented on them "During a writing session for week, I got the idea for this decidedly different series of strips. I wanted to scare people. And what do people fear? Why, being alone of course. We carried out the concept to its logical conclusion and got a lot of responses from readers."

So it wasn't that Garfield died as a lot of people think. For me it is something far more frightning... loneliness. If you step back and look at Garfield as a stray cat living in an abondoned house all alone just imagining a wonderful life then the entire strip takes on a completely different meaning.

After finding this I went out and got a paper to make sure Garfield was still alive.

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