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No. 102: Pulp Media Garfield

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Pulp Media Garfield

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Strip by: The Manhattan Mercury

{Garfield is shown hanging upwards from a tree limb in colour, but a black outline of him is inverted, showing him apparently hanging down from the limb. The colour and the black linework are thus badly misregistered.}
Garfield: Some days I can't do anything right.

The author writes:

Actually, the Comic Irregulars write:

The Manhattan Mercury is the daily newspaper of Manhattan, Kansas. It publishes editions Monday-Friday plus Sunday. The Sunday edition runs Monday Garfield strips in colour. From the looks of this, someone in the layout department saw Garfield was apparently defying gravity and decided the strip must be upside down, so inverted it. But they only did it for the black ink layer, leaving the colour in the intended orientation, with this result. This is an actual scan from the Manhattan Mercury print edition of 26 April, 2009. (Apparently they get Monday's strip a day early.)

And even better, it fits Garfield's dialogue in the strip. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried. Thanks to Dave Van Domelen for spotting this and sending it in.

Original strip: 2009-04-27.