[2012-Jun-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

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[2012-Jun-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Spaceguy5 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:46 am

I approve on there being more cat comics, but kitties are supposed to be funny D= I mean just look how silly my cat is with his silly hat?

Or is the joke that this is a cat comic that isn't funny?
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Brandon » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:03 pm

Ha! These and the Peanuts cartoons are great. I don't know what it is about imbuing classic cartoon characters with existential angst, but I want more.
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:08 pm

well have I got a treat for you


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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Spaceguy5 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:13 pm

?!?! SO YOU'RE THE REAL ZACH??!!
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Ijustmadethisaccount » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:33 pm

There actually was a series of comics in the Garfield strip with some of this existential depression stuff. It's basically implied that Garfield is in fact slowly starving to death and hallucinating the rest of the comic series. Check them out on the comic's archive: http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.ht ... ddr=891023
It goes from October 23rd to October 28th 1989, and also there's tvtropes page on the matter: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/GARFIELD
Enjoy!
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Levi » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:12 pm

I was going to mention that, IJust. I actually think today's comic is something close to what Jim Davis might actually have wrote, had he had the idea. My mind is blown at this point in time......
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Spaceguy5 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:33 pm

Ijustmadethisaccount wrote:There actually was a series of comics in the Garfield strip with some of this existential depression stuff. It's basically implied that Garfield is in fact slowly starving to death and hallucinating the rest of the comic series. Check them out on the comic's archive: http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.ht ... ddr=891023
It goes from October 23rd to October 28th 1989, and also there's tvtropes page on the matter: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/GARFIELD
Enjoy!



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I read the ("Death of Garfield?") post a couple of days ago and was intrigued because I was scheduled to have a business meeting with Jim Davis in just a couple of days (I work for Hallmark). Well, I had that meeting at Paws (Davis' company) yesterday and I used the opportunity to ask him just exactly what he had in mind when he wrote those strips. The answer was simple. He was not inspired by any cartoon (though I could certainly see why the other commenter might believe so). Garfield is NOT dead, nor is he starving to death (Jim actually laughed loudly when I suggested these theories). It was simply a week before Halloween and Jim wanted to do something legitimately scary, as opposed to Halloween-scary. "Ghosts aren't scary..." he told me before explaining that before writing the strips he went around to everyone he knew and asked them what truly scared them. The answer he got most often was "being alone" or "dying alone". Just that simple.

I mentioned the post to Jim and he seemed tickled. I told him that I intended to set the record straight and he seemed fine with it. As a matter of fact he was unaware of the many internet-circulated theories about the strips (it took him a moment to even understand which strips I was talking about).
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Gila Monster » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:07 pm

I'm sure you all know about garfield minus garfield, right?
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby vhsaddict » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Salacious Schoolmate wrote:well have I got a treat for you


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Is it wrong of me to find this incredibly funny?
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby drij » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:10 pm

Is that a Slint quote mid-comic?
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby fleury » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:48 pm

Why is Garfield eating kitty litter?



Also, for those who think that having Charlie Brown suffer from existential angst is really clever -- have you never read Peanuts? Wha the hell do you think every single strip is about? Charlie Brown ALWAYS had debilitating existential angst.


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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby RickRussellTX » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:33 pm

Brandon wrote:Ha! These and the Peanuts cartoons are great. I don't know what it is about imbuing classic cartoon characters with existential angst, but I want more.


Then you need to start reading http://3eanuts.com/ right now.
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:20 pm

You know where he said "and the peanuts cartoons"

that was him saying he'd read 3eanuts.
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Brandon » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:57 pm

No, I was talking about the SMBC peanuts cartoons. Here and here.
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Re: [2012-June-16] Not Quite Copyright Infringement

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:36 pm

Brandon why do you gotta make me look the fool
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