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No. 401: Width

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Strip by: SonicLover

Jon: Do you think this tie is too wide, Garfield?
Garfield: Absolutely not.
Garfield: However, you do need to gain about 300 pounds.

The author writes:

I only recently stumbled upon Square Root Of Minus Garfield. Being an xkcd fan, I fell in love with some of the more mathematically inclined spoofs quickly. When I realised that anyone could contribute a strip, I decided I couldn't resist.

At a loss for a place to begin, I decided to start with the strip that was published on my birthday: the 1989-05-31 strip. The gag was about Jon wearing a tie that was too wide for him; the inspiration flowed naturally from there.

My original idea was to widen or narrow the entire strip, but I decided it would be more effective just to make Jon 50% narrower; it also gives the dialogue a whole new meaning. It was a tedious process, but I managed to make it look good.

Original strip: 1989-05-31.