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Strip by: Muchacho1994
Jon: This is it, Garfield. The late-late movie with Brigitte Bardot.
Jon: Got our soda pop. Got our popcorn. We're set.
The author writes:
This is a very early strip, apparently drawn as a syndication submission circa 1976-1977, and later redrawn as the 1978-07-01 strip after Garfield started in 1978. Jon looks like Jon, for the most part. Garfield on the other hand... let's just say I'm glad Jim Davis didn't ultimately go with this design. He looks like a bald old man with whiskers!
I'm not quite sure how I found this, but I know it came from somewhere.
Original strip: 1978-07-01.