Garfield The Cat Is Dead…
You read that title right.
Garfield, the lasagna-eating cat who hates Mondays, is fucking dead!
At least if you choose to read into a set of Garfield strips from October 1989, that is.
The strips “depict Garfield awakening in a future in which the house is abandoned and he no longer exists. In tone and imagery the storyline for this series of strips is very similar to the animation segment for Valse Triste from Allegro non troppo, which depicts a ghostly cat roaming around the ruins of the home it once inhabited. There was some speculation on the internet about what these strips meant, including the possibility that Garfield was either dead or starving to death in an abandoned house, imagining future strips in a state of denial.”
Jesus Christ! That’s some pretty heavy stuff for a Garfield strip.
So now, if you are to believe this theory, every strip post-October 1989 is simply Garfield’s imagination keeping his mind from thinking about the fact that he is slowly starving to death in an abandoned house.
Our friends over at YTMND have put these strips together for easy access and added a soundtrack by The Afghan Whigs (which makes it THAT much more creepy).
But if you’d like a non-slideshow and Afghan Whigs version, below is the whole storyline in it’s entirety:
How does THAT make you feel?