Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Jim Davis

You know what? Let's see you fill three panels for six days and seven panels every Sunday for thirty years and be totally original every day. That is 9,360 three panel strips, and 1,560 Sunday strips. The man can only do so much with a cat, a dog, and a hapless pet owner.

Any ways, I found "Lasagna Cat" (Google it) a couple of days ago, and I think it's meant as a "all right, I don't find your comic funny, but that doesn't matter... you have earned your place" sort of thing. Truth be told, I haven't picked up a Garfield book in years. In any event, Garfield isn't terrible, and I find the malicious lampooning of the strip and the man behind it to be for the most part, an impotent rebellion against the benign by those who crave his success.

There are worse things to be upset over than a fictional orange cat. I will get back to the essays on Monday. If I don't get a suggestion on which one to do next, I will just pick one.

4 comments:

Rev said...

Bill Watterson hated Garfield (for 'selling out'), I think that has a lot to do with why people think it's cool to bag on it.

Bill Watterson still rules, though.

Still waiting on an essay about David Rabbit. If you need a good pointing in the right direction, google search his name, and click on the first one that makes you say "aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr".

And while we're at it, how about William Kidd, privateer. Boy, did HE get fucked in the end.

Rev said...

http://garfieldminusgarfield.tumblr.com/

Krissyface said...

I don't know that I'd call Lasagna Cat 'malicious lampooning' as much as 'miserably failed attempt at satire'.

Krissyface said...

I much prefer the site posted by rev. Well done, sir.