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No. 3500: Jon's First Strip

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Jon's First Strip

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=3500

Strip by: WYE

{A series of four images identifiable as a comic strip, featuring what looks like a stick figure with a red head and possibly another one with a green torso}

The author writes:

The first Garfield strip establishes Jon as a cartoonist, but (as far as I know) we're never shown any of his work. The only glimpse we get is a vague set of scribbles in the background of the 1978-06-19 strip, which is rather too small to make out anything. I did some enhancing and skewing and traced the lines as closely as I could, and... this is what we end up with. I guess I can see why Jon's no longer being referred to as a cartoonist.

Between having the idea and actually making it, I noticed I'd apparently been beaten to it by a YouTuber called Quinton Reviews, who is wearing a shirt featuring the strip in this video. I think my version is different enough to submit here, though.

And yes, in all likelihood this is not Jon's first strip. I just thought it'd make for a good title.

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

Original strip: 1978-06-19.