Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1229
Jon: I love neighbourhood walks.
Jon: They're just so quiet and peaceful!
Man: Pssst, wanna buy a suit?
Garfield: No, they're not.
The author writes:
I've mentioned how Square Root of Minus Garfield can be in some ways considered a successor to Oulipo, but we're by no means the only ones: there was the Oupeinpo for painting, the Oulipopo for detective fiction (fiction concerning the po-pos, I guess) - and the one that concerns us today, the Ouvroir de bande dessinée potentielle (workshop for potential comic strips) or Oubapo. They did verbal substitution; they did expansion*; they did reduction. This strip uses a method called total substitution, invented by Killoffer. I (manyhills) chose a strip, then gave its text to this-guy and its images to Garfunkel. Garfunkel wrote new dialogue around the original images; this-guy created a new three panels of artwork around the original text; then I combined both new creations into the strip you see now.
Ever mindful of the need to eschew randomness, I chose the original strip by starting at the date of release of "Your Woman" by White Town and working forwards until I found something with a good amount of dialogue and some interesting artwork.
* Oh how I wish that strip had been titled "Everyday Is Like Sunday".