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No. 4294: Jon Plus an Oddly-sourced Mustache, with Bonus Recolor

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Jon Plus an Oddly-sourced Mustache, with Bonus Recolor

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=4294

Strip by: KelpTheGreat

{A car drives down a country road, past a pig in a field, a pig whose left foreleg is a perfectly normal shade of pink}
{Jon, Garfield, and Odie are revealed to be in the car. Garfield has his ears folded very strangely. Jon has a hideous orange mustache}
Jon: Look, boys! Pigs! Let's all imitate a pig!
Garfield: Do we have to?
Jon, Garfield, Odie: Oink Oink
Jon: Very good. Ooo! Cows! Let's be a cow!
Jon, Garfield, Odie: Moo
{The car suddenly runs over an animal}
Jon: A possum!
SFX: Thump! Thump!
{Garfield and Odie lie on their backs, all four legs up in the air}
Jon: Very funny

The author writes:

I was just flipping through my physical Garfield books, when I came across this strip. Garfield's ears in the second panel entranced me. Has he ever done that before? Has he ever done that since? I just kept staring at them for awhile, and then decided that they looked like a mustache. So I made this rather silly strip.

Then, when I was trying to decide whether to cut out the title panel and establishing shot, I happened to notice that the pig's left foreleg is colored green in the original strip. So I fixed that, as a nod to #273, #355, #2298, and #3696.

Original strip: 1994-11-06.