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No. 1002: Garfachu #1

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Garfachu #1

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1002

Strip by: crashsuit

Ash: Hi there, I'm Ash Ketchum. I'm a trainer and this is my mon, Garfachu.
Garfachu: Hi, there. I'm Garfachu. I'm a mon, and this is my trainer, Ash.
Ash: Our only thought is to challenge you.
Garfachu: Pika.

The author writes:

Honestly I have no idea why I made this. A couple days prior, I'd read an "I hate Mondays" tweet that inspired me to do a horrible MS Paint drawing of Garfield as a Pikachu, a slobbery Mankey version of Odie, and Garfachu thinking "I hate Mankeys." From there I got to thinking how easy it would be to switch in Ash and Garfachu in Garfield #1. The dialogue's basically the same, I just swapped some key words. I've never seen the show, but I've played the video games, so instead of Jon's drawing table and drawers, it's Ash's computer table and TV from his bedroom. I put it up on my comics page and emailed the link for a laugh, but it was judged worthy of official submission, so here it is.

[[Original strip: 1978-06-19.]]

Original strip: 1978-06-19.