A big thank you to Brant for introducing me to Arbuckle, a comic strip about John Arbuckle, better known as the owner of a very fat cat named Garfield. Here’s the description from the site.
In 1978, Jim Davis began a newspaper comic strip called “Garfield”. For almost thirty years, this strip has endured, primarily because its inoffensive, storyless humour is immediately accessible. It is, if not quite the Lowest Common Denominator of the comic world, at least as close to it as one can get without being obviously mediocre.
The comic changes dramatically when one removes the thought bubbles.
“Garfield” changes from being a comic about a sassy, corpulent feline, and becomes a compelling picture of a lonely, pathetic, delusional man who talks to his pets. Consider that Jon, according to Garfield canon, cannot hear his cat’s thoughts. This is the world as he sees it. This is his story.
As there are over 13,000 Garfield strips, transcribing all of Arbuckle is too great a job for one man. But, as the scripts are already available, I have elected to outsource it. Anyone can make an Arbuckle strip by simply redrawing an existing Garfield strip and rendering it as realistically as possible, given the material. These are first-come-first-served, so check to see if the strip you want to draw is already taken before you start.