dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Scraping the lasagna pan: Garfield.

I think it's more or less a given that the comic strip medium as it's currently arranged is more or less moribund; as the newspaper industry mutates into whatever new form it eventually takes, it seems to me that the comics section as we knew it will more or less disappear. That being said, it would be a good thing if certain strips that have outstayed their welcome were to pre-decease the funny pages you and I grew up with. The most annoying example of the sort of shambling franchise zombie I have in mind is Jim Davis's 'Garfield'. This might not be the most popular sentiment but it's getting harder and harder for me to have to watch the characters go through their paces. I mean, really? How many times can we watch Garfield eat, sleep and ignore the mice he was meant to catch? How often do we have to watch Jon remind us that Liz is slumming before it loses all impact? How much mistreatment is Odie willing to endure? Finally, how many of the people who watch the tie-in TV shows remember that it started out as an underground comic about a cartoonist and his sassy house pet?
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