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No. 2936: The Garfield Story

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The Garfield Story

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Strip by: Crazy56U

{Jon is listening in shock}
Voice: Congratulations! You've saved the princess!
{cut to the living room}
{Jon leans in, upset, and looks at Garfield, who's smiling at him while holding the controller}
{cut to Garfield and Arline at the fence}
Arline: You smell like you've been rolling around in a dumpster behind a fish store.
Garfield: {patting the back of his head} Jealous...
{cut to Garfield standing on the fence, indignant, at night}
Garfield: I have a right to sing the blues!
{cut to a winter setting}
Garfield: {to a snowman, with a neutral expression} Someday it will warm up.
Garfield: {arms raised, still with a neutral expression} And you will melt into a puddle of water.
{cut to Jon being interrupted at dinner by Garfield, in a robber outfit, armed with a banana}
Garfield: STICK 'EM UP!

The author writes:

So, I decided to try and make something with the strips that came out on my birthday (but going by fives, for simplicity). However, with the strips I got, I grabbed the panels that seemed the most interesting to me, and cobbled them together to make... this.

And, truth be told, I think I accidentally created something akin to the trailer of a drama.

Think about it: at first, it seems like Garfield's happy. He's got a home, an owner, a girlfriend, the means for entertainment, and so on and so forth. But then, we see that Garfield isn't happy, given how nonplussed he is about telling a snowman it's going to eventually melt. And then, at the end, he gleefully turns to crime.

I think I created a dramatic narrative without trying. ...well, either that or I pulled a Game Theory and have over-analyzed irrelevant things and jumped to an out-there/stupid conclusion (a la the "Mario is Mental" two-parter)...

Original strips: 1995-02-26, 2000-02-26, 2005-02-26, 2010-02-26, 2015-02-26.