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No. 4807: Jon, May 33rd, 1977

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Jon, May 33rd, 1977

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=4807

Strip by: Muchacho1994

Jon: They've improved your cat food
{Jon sets Garfield's food bowl onto the table}
Jon: It doesn't look and smell as disgusting as it used to
{After carefully examining his cat food, Garfield leaves in disgust}
Garfield: Then it isn't cat food
Signature: JiM DAViS (not)

The author writes:

I decided to redraw a Garfield strip in the style of its predecessor, Jon (also named Garfield for the last few months of its run). Why? I don't know. Cabin fever can make you have strange ideas.

In my opinion, looking at the few Jon strips in circulation at the time of writing, Jon, problematic moments aside, was Garfield done right, or at least better. The character designs, while awkward, especially in early-mid 1976, are still more realistic and interesting than the ones we know and love.

Original strip: 2004-04-29.