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No. 2678: The End of Garfield, in 2053

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The End of Garfield, in 2053

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

Garfield: End of comic.
Garfield: Not exactly the ending I was expecting for this comic strip.
Garfield: At least U.S. Acres had a sunset.

The author writes:

After a long and successful run, the cybernetic organism known as Jim Davis finally decided to pull the plug on his comic strip in the year 2053.

The strip evolved a lot in the intervening 75 years, from the early installment weirdness in which each comic presented a different and never-seen-before series of panels, in which Garfield interacted with other characters, as seen from an anonymous third-party observer's point of view, to the present much-beloved and much-emulated comic format in which Garfield stoically informs the audience directly of his latest hilarious exploits in a meaningfully direct one-on-one narrative.

Despite its never-higher popularity, Davis decided to end the strip on a high, rather than let it decline.

Original strip: 2013-01-17.