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No. 5098: Garfield plus Memories

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Garfield plus Memories

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=5098

Strip by: Linguanaut

Garfield: My memory isn't what it used to be. Sometimes I forget things...
{silent beat}
Garfield: However, on the other hand...
{Garfield's eyes have now gone wide with some kind of shock or revelation, implying that he has remembered something that he had not expected to}

The author writes:

I was playing around with removing the 'speech' from the beat panel, and stumbled across this joke. I've included, as a 'bonus' of sorts, the other three versions of the remix that I did in the process of making this one.

I'd actually found this strip and meant to make an edit of it before SRoMG #4753 came out, but then forgot about it. When I saw that edit, I remembered the ideas I'd had for this one.

You can see in the other versions that I was originally going to play more with the 'infinite loop' potential of the strip, but then I realised that the 'beat' panel line could also be used as an anti-punch-line. And then, by changing a visual detail, it could be made into an actual punch line! That's pretty nifty, I thought.

Original strip: 2021-11-20.