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No. 3306: 100% Garfield Retcon from Day One

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100% Garfield Retcon from Day One

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=3306

Strip by: Amarand Agasi

Jon: Hi, there... I'm Jon Arbuckle. I'm a cartoonist, and this is my client, Garfield.
Garfield: Hi, there. I'm Garfield. I'm a cat, and this is my cartoonist, Jon.

The author writes:

By changing a single word in the first (ever) panel of Garfield ("cat" to "client"), and removing the final panel, I may have single-handedly changed the entire dynamic of the Jon/Garfield relationship so that it now makes sense:

  1. We know that Garfield can talk to Jon, and Jon can understand what Garfield thinks.
  2. Garfield lacks opposable thumbs (because he's a cat).
  3. Jon is a stay-at-home cartoonist.
  4. Therefore, Jon is clearly Garfield's ghost-cartoon-writer... of Garfield!
  5. Garfield makes unreasonable demands of Jon, and Jon usually accepts. Why? Because Garfield is paying Jon.
  6. Also, where does Garfield get the money to pay Jon? Why that's simple: it's been well-established that Garfield is a... fat cat! (Bad pun, sorry.)

[[Original strip: 1978-06-19.]]

Original strip: 1978-06-19.