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[Wierd] Is Garfield Dead?

Posted by Lex Fear on August 7, 2006

Prepare for something really depressing. You’re The Man Now Dog have produced a webpage dedicated to a cartoon strip of a Garfield storyline written by Jim Davis on 23-28 October 1989. These are the bona fide article! Set to the eerie music of The Twilight Singers track, “Bonnie Brae“:

Is Garfield Dead?

The strip starts with Garfield waking up in a dark, cold abandoned house and his realisation that he is alone. It ends with the inference that Jon, Odie and everything else in Garfield’s life is merely a mind trip brought on by denial:

“An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice…or terrify, all depending on how we conduct ourselves today… After years of taking life for granted, Garfield is shaken by a horrifying vision of the inevitable process called time. He has only one weapon…denial…”

It’s even discussed in the Wikipedia’s Garfield article:

“Garfield is playing out in his head to delude himself from realizing the dark turn his life has taken, as he slowly starves to death in an abandoned house”.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the background info on the music -which is absolutely mesmorising.

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