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No. 2914: Variations on a Window

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Variations on a Window

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Strip by: Sloublues

{Jon and Garfield are looking out the window.}

#1:
Jon: It's a beautiful day, isn't it, Garfield?
Jon: Garfield?
{Jon looks down to see that Garfield is a skeleton.}
Jon: You're pathetic

#2:
Jon: It's a beautiful day, isn't it, Garfield?
Jon: Garfield?
Garfield: It lacks plot
{Jon looks at Garfield in astonishment.}
Jon: You're pathetic

#3:
{Garfield is beaming.}
Jon: It's a beautiful day, isn't it, Garfield?
{Jon looks at Garfield, who is now miserable, in concern.}
Jon: Garfield?
{Garfield is now half-beaming, half-miserable. Jon looks alarmed at this behavior.}

#4:
Lucy: It's a beautiful day, isn't it, Sally?
Lucy: Sally?
Sally: It lacks plot

#5:
Jon: It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood
Jon: A beautiful day for a neighbor
Jon: Will you be mine?

#6:
Jon: Ah, the children of the night
Jon: What beautiful music they make!
Jon: Look, we're vampires now. Let's make the most of it
Garfield: Blah

#7:
Garfield: {speaking} It's a beautiful day, isn't it, Jon?
{Jon looks at Garfield in shock.}

The author writes:

How many angles can I generate from a very simple "looking out the window" strip?

I have the 1993 strip in a book, and I think it's funnier in black-and-white. The pink and green make it too obvious what's going on in the last panel (unless you're color-blind), whereas in line art you have to make the connection yourself. And how does pink turning into green even make sense?

Original strips: 2016-08-16, 2016-10-26, 2016-08-04, 2015-05-01, 2013-06-09, 1993-04-11, Peanuts 1971-06-25.