This lasagna-loving arbiter of sloth, was created by cartoonist Jim Davis in the late 1970s after his previous comic about a bunch of insects was deemed to be “unrelatable.” The personality of Garfield himself was based on Davis’s grandfather, a man he described as “large and cantankerous.” His stance on Mondays remains unconfirmed.
When I was a kid, I owned both a Garfield t-shirt and hat. There’s a photo of me reading a Garfield comic while wearing both articles of clothing. I regret nothing. Garfield continues to run in the funnies today, with some changes to its original stories. A character named Lyman, for example, is the [...]
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1. The Sundog
What’s that, you say? Three suns dancing ominously in the sky? Could it be a mystical portent bespeaking the end of days? Could it be the lingering effects of the peyote you stole from your cousin Doug? Could it be … a sundog? It’s probably a sundog, or, a mock sun. They earn their name for sitting on either side of the real sun, and also for having tails, which seems a little offensive to asocial dogs, or to those born sans waggers. Meaning that what looks to the naked eye to be evidence of an impending apocalypse is in fact just the result of the sun’s rays passing [...]