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No. 2003: 25th Birthday Special: Less Humour, More Story!: 2003 Edition

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25th Birthday Special: Less Humour, More Story!: 2003 Edition

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Strip by: Cody

Present Garfield: I'm gonna be 25 years old... man, where did the time go?
1978 Garfield: {walks past} Is the fridge still this way?
Present Garfield: Yeah, help yourself.
Present Garfield: So I was you, huh?
1978 Garfield: A long time ago.
Present Garfield: How did I see out of those itty-bitty eyes?
{1978 Garfield takes a bite of food}
Present Garfield: This is fascinating!
Present Garfield: I'm watching myself eat!
Present Garfield: Shall we retire to the kitchen?
1978 Garfield: Splendid idea.
1978 Garfield: {stretches out arm} ...Age before beauty.
Present Garfield: Excuse me?
{Present Garfield stands beside a 25th birthday cake}
Present Garfield: Today is my 25th birthday and I want to thank you for reading me.
Present Garfield: I'm not talking about the other readers, I'm talking to you. Thank you.
{Present Garfield and 1978 Garfield stand in front of the television set}
1978 Garfield: Things were so much better back in 1978.
Present Garfield: Better than 200 channels?
1978 Garfield: Twoooo huhhh... huuuh...
1978 Garfield: I hear a lot has happened since 1978.
Present Garfield: Like what?
1978 Garfield: I hear disco died.

The author writes:

Taking an idea from No. 227, I compressed the 2003 birthday storyline into one strip.

Original strips: 2003-06-14, 2003-06-16, 2003-06-17, 2003-06-18, 2003-06-19, 2003-06-20, 2003-06-21 (excluded is the one Sunday strip, 2003-06-15)