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No. 4481: Garfield Plus SCP-423

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Garfield Plus SCP-423

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=4481

Strip by: Big Orange

Jon: I heard from my cousin Fred today
Garfield: Fred?
Jon: You know, the one with the botched facelift?
Garfield: I know a lot of Freds
Jon {pulling his hair back, presumably to imitate Fred's face}: ...looks like this?
Garfield: Ah, THAT Fred

The author writes:

I've been getting into the SCP Foundation's stuff a lot lately and decided that my first SRoMG sub was to reflect that. I thought for a bit over which SCP to include in a strip, until I decided on SCP-423 ("Self-Inserting Character", a character named Fred who inserts itself into literary works), as it was simple enough to alter a comic enough to imply its presence. I chose the "Cousin Kenny" strip because it was in direct reference to a minor male character, which Fred seems to prefer.

Yes, I know there's an SCP based directly on Garfield (SCP-3166, "YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW ALONE YOU ARE, GARFIELD"), but I thought that would be too on-the-nose and it would be difficult to represent in the strip itself.

Original strip: 2008-10-13.