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When the cat’s away

By Tom Nuttall  

It’s been doing the rounds on the internet this week, but the comic genius that is Garfield without Garfield is such that we’d be doing you a disservice not to link to it.

The idea is simple—Garfield comic strips with Garfield removed, leaving us just with the images, words and thoughts of Jon Arbuckle, a man who in the absence of his pet cat is revealed to be a desperate loner, a crazed psychopath—or possibly even a Zen master.


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