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Thread: 17-12-04: Chris Suellentrop

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    17-12-04: Chris Suellentrop



    "Davis makes no attempt to conceal the crass commercial motivations behind his creation of Garfield. Davis has the soul of an adman—his first job after dropping out of Ball State, where he majored in business and art, was in advertising—and he carefully studied the marketplace when developing Garfield. The genesis of the strip was "a conscious effort to come up with a good, marketable character," Davis told Walter Shapiro in a 1982 interview in the Washington Post. "And primarily an animal. … Snoopy is very popular in licensing. Charlie Brown is not." So, Davis looked around and noticed that dogs were popular in the funny papers, but there wasn't a strip for the nation's 15 million cat owners. Then, he consciously developed a stable of recurring, repetitive jokes for the cat. He hates Mondays. He loves lasagna. He sure is fat."
    - Slate journalist, Chris Suelletrop, explaining the genesis of the cartoon Garfield by Jim Davis.
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    I loved Garfield as a kid. Bought tons of comic books. As an adult, though, I can't remember the last time I was amused by a Garfield strip in the newspaper.

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    Garfield is always funny.

    Pete (hates Mondays, loves lasagna, and is fat)

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    Possibly even funnier than Garfield? Garfield minus Garfield:

    http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/

    Pete (loves these)
    Last edited by Plezercruz; 12-04-2017 at 02:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    Even funnier than Garfield? Garfield minus Garfield:

    http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/

    Pete (loves these)
    Ok, those are pretty funny.

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    Garfield has fueled my ever love of Lasagna.

    Historically I started cartoons, Peanuts, (now I discovered much from Mad Magazine), Garfield, then onto Calvin & Hobbes. After that Bloom County. "ACK Thphthp.....

    Gonna have some lasangnya now.
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