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No. 2417: Not With a Bang

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Not With a Bang

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2417

Strip by: MadDogBV

{Garfield stares sullenly at a sign, which reads "END OF COMIC"}
Garfield: Not exactly the ending I was expecting for this comic strip.
Garfield: At least U.S. Acres had a sunset.

The author writes:

It occurred to me when looking at the original strip that there was some deeper meaning behind Garfield's body language than hinted at even by the author - the drooping arms, the slumped posture, the apathetic gaze... Then I realized that there were many strips that reflected this same level of resigned apathy. Was this indicative of the languishing boredom in Garfield... or in Jim Davis himself?

Then I started getting contemplative - forget about Garfield in 2053; how would Garfield end, if it HAD to end? With ceremony? Or something a bit more underwhelming?

Surely not like this... But who knows?

[[Original strip: 2015-01-21.]]

Original strip: 2015-01-21.