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No. 3191: Begin Again

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Begin Again

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=3191

Strip by: Lasagna Man, Redgreen

{Garfield stands in the middle of a room, staring at a calendar}
Garfield: I don't feel like getting older.
{Garfield takes the calendar and begins writing on it}
Garfield: Maybe if I change the year, I'll get younger on my birthday.
{Garfield appears next to Jon in the first panel of the very first Garfield strip, 36 years earlier}
Jon: Hi, there... I'm Jon Arbuckle. I'm a cartoonist, and this is my cat, Garfield.

The author writes:

The 2014 birthday strip could've used a little continuity nod...

This is a good way to show Garfield went too far back!

[[Original strip: 2014-06-19, 1978-06-19.

[Ed: The title and author's note are Redgreen's; Lasagna Man submitted an identical strip a few months later.]]]

Original strips: 1978-06-19, 2014-06-19.