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No. 4038: The House on Shady Grove Lane

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The House on Shady Grove Lane

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Strip by: Henry Morel

Jon {leaning into frame}: I don't want to be disturbed!
Garfield: Okay
{Beat, Jon has left the room}
{Beat}

{Beat}
{Beat}
{Beat}

{Beat}
{Beat}
{The room is now empty}

{An empty room}
{An empty room}
{An empty room}

{An empty room}
{An empty room}
{An empty room}

{The Arbuckle house. It is night. The bedroom light is on}
{It is day, but the house is still in bluish nighttime hues. The bedroom light is on}
{It is night. The bedroom light is on}

{It is night. The bedroom light is on}
{It is day, but the house is still in bluish nighttime hues. The bedroom light is on}
{An empty room}

{An empty room}
{An empty room}
{The Arbuckle house, at night. The bedroom light is on. Superimposed is the same house, dilapidated and abandoned}

{An empty room}
{An empty room}
{The Arbuckle house, at night. The bedroom light is off}
Jon: {Inside} Okay, Garfield, I'm done!

{The living room light is on}
Jon: {Inside} Garfield?
{All the lights are on}
Jon: {Inside} GARFIELD! SPEAK TO ME!
{An empty, dark room}

{Three panels of the house at night, fading to white. The living room light is on. Superimposed over each of Jon's speech bubbles is the phrase "Let me in!"}
Jon: {Inside} HUBERT! REBA! COME HERE, QUICK!
Jon: {Inside} OH GOD! HELP!
Jon: {Inside} HELP! SOMEBODY!

{An empty, grayish room. The panel is faded}
{An empty, grayish room. The panel is even more faded}
{A boarded-up house, surrounded by dead trees and gravestones. All the lights are on. The panel fades to a faint image of the first panel of June 19, 1978. The words "Have we dynamite?" are faintly outlined over the whole row}

The author writes:

I made this. I'm not sure what exactly it is, but I made it.

Original Square Root of Minus Garfield strips: 2008-11-15, 2018-04-29.

Original strips: 1978-06-19, 1982-10-27, 1984-10-07, 1989-10-25, 1992-05-17, 1993-03-24, 1994-07-17, 1997-03-07, 2007-06-17, 2019-11-17.