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No. 2343: Existential Crisisfield

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Existential Crisisfield

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Strip by: MadDogBV

Jon: I'm no expert on anything...
Jon: So, I have nothing to say...
Jon: ...nothing at all...
Garfield: WHY does this comic strip exist?!

The author writes:

Garfield, in spite of its banality, remains one of my favorite comic strips of all time, from the perspective of having basic and easily identifiable humor, as well as possessing the potential for post-modern ironic derivative humor generated from productions such as Garfield Minus Garfield (as well as strips contributed by yours truly). However, it cannot be denied that in recent years, the original strip has hit somewhat of a lull in quality. As of lately, I've become enamored by a blog known as Permanent Monday, a journal that was focused on critical analysis of the Garfield strips. One particular blog post struck a chord for me and thus has served as an inspiration for the strip as shown here (http://permanent-monday.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_archive.html). I like to think that Garfield has finally become aware of the formulaic droll of the goings-on of his life, the routines of his socially pathological owner, and the existence of his dopey dog roommate. He takes a pained, sidelong glance at the reader, and - to quote Mezzafield - "and he asks the obvious question."

Why indeed.

Original strip: 2006-08-14.