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No. 1870: Particle Man

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Particle Man

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Strip by: Cody

{Jon is shown as having a small head}
Caption: Particle man, particle man
Caption: Doin' things a particle can
{Jon is sitting at his drawing board}
Caption: What he's like it not important
{Jon is shown as having a small head}
Caption: Particle man
{Odie is looking at a speck on the wall}
Caption: Is he a dot, or is he a speck?
{Jon is ridiculously deep in a kiddie pool}
Caption: When he's underwater does he get wet?
{A giant wave splashes Jon}
Caption: Or does the water get him instead?
Caption: Nobody knows, particle man
{Doc Boy, Dad, and Garfield are standing at a fence}
Caption: Triangle man, triangle man}
{Doc Boy is angry at a happy Jon}
Caption: Triangle man hates particle man
{Jon has been beaten}
Caption: They get in a fight, triangle wins
{Doc Boy, Dad, and Garfield are standing at a fence}
Caption: Triangle man
{Garfield is surrounded by several people, all smiling}
Caption: Universe man, universe man
{Garfield is lying on the table}
Caption: Size of the entire universe man
{Garfield lets a rodent out of a mousetrap}
Caption: Usually kind to smaller man
{Garfield is surrounded by several people, all smiling}
Caption: Universe man
{Garfield is holding up a watch}
Caption: He's got a watch with a minute hand
{Jon stares at Garfield's hands stretched way up high}
Caption: Milennium hand and an eon hand
{Jon and Garfield are standing outside}
Caption: When they meet it's a happy land
{Garfield is surrounded by several people, all smiling}
Caption: Powerful man, universe man
{Lyman is greeting Jon}
Caption: Person man, person man
{Garfield hits Jon with a frying pan}
Caption: Hit on the head with a frying pan
{a garbage can}
Caption: Lives his life in a garbage can
{Lyman is greeting Jon}
Caption: Person man
{a depressed Lyman is surrounded by a calm Jon and Garfield}
Caption: Is he depressed or is he a mess?
{Lyman is surrounded by a passive Odie and a strangely happy Garfield}
Caption: Does he feel totally worthless?
{Jon is reading a newspaper with a picture of Lyman on the front}
Caption: Who came up with person man?
{Lyman is greeting Jon}
Caption: Degraded man, person man
{Doc Boy, Dad, and Garfield are standing at a fence}
Caption: Triangle man, triangle man}
{Doc Boy is angry at a happy Jon}
Caption: Triangle man hates person man
{Jon has been beaten}
Caption: They get in a fight, triangle wins
{Doc Boy, Dad, and Garfield are standing at a fence}
Caption: Triangle man

The author writes:

Based on this song by They Might Be Giants.

Original strips: 2000-03-19, 1978-09-14, 2011-05-14, 2010-08-25, 1986-03-09, 1986-04-19, 1984-08-29, 1989-07-12, 2000-07-24, 2005-01-07, 1982-12-02, 1978-08-21, 2001-11-11, 1998-09-26, 1978-08-07, 2000-11-10, 1983-01-28, 1978-12-04, 1981-01-03, 2013-04-02.