what isn't there

what would garfield look like, without garfield?

from the site:
Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.

original creator Jim Davis says "Bloggers such as Walsh see the futility in making everything turn out right every day. But a little darkness makes the positives even sweeter."

unrelated but also very, very interesting: animation backgrounds, a blog that showcases stills from cartoons and feature animated films without the characters in them. it's really amazing how something i've taken for granted for years - a classic tweety bird loony tunes cartoon -

can bring to mind edward hopper

or to be reminded of the genius of a Chuck Jones scene rendering... it's amazing how identifiable a person's point of view on the world can be. i can spot a CJ line a mile away.

brilliant. they also feature many classic disney movies, looney tunes and disney shorts, and vintage cartoons from the 50s.