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No. 1209: The Sad, Lonely Journey of a Garfield Comic Strip

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The Sad, Lonely Journey of a Garfield Comic Strip

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Strip by: Midnight Strike

Title: The Sad, Lonely Journey of a Garfield Comic Strip
Comic strip: That's me.
Caption: The Cartoonist
Jon: Hahaha... this one is really edgy and funny... people will love it... hahaha...
Caption: The Wife
Liz: It's funny, babe. But you've got to change that one word... you know Universal's not gonna allow it.
Jon: Yeah... you're probably right. Okay, I'll change it.
Caption: The Editors at Universal Uclick
Editor 1: It's nice, Jon, but we just can't show that one image in the third panel.
Jon {on the telephone}: Fine, Jake... I'll delete it.
Editor 2: And tell him to watch his grammar.
Editor 3: ...and his punctuation.
Caption: The Newspaper Editor
Newspaper Editor: ...Listen, we simply cannot allow you to make a reference to that topic, because if we do, four grandmothers in Provo will complain and we will have no choice but to drop your strip and replace it with "Mary Worth."
Jon {on the telephone}: Okay, okay.
Jon: *sigh*
{Jon draws a different comic strip}
{Jon blankly stares at finished comic}
{Garfield lays down}
{Garfield lays down}
Garfield: I hate Mondays.
Man: Man, are the comics today lame....
Woman: It's these cartoonists. They've got nooooooo creativity.

The author writes:

Another Garfield/Pearls crossover. I decided to make fun of Garfield's declining quality by stating that the creator made failed attempts to get crap past the radar.

Original Garfield strips: 2007-12-02, 2007-05-08, 1996-11-06.

Original Pearls Before Swine strip: 2004-07-11.