Alt-comic voices elevate The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s special “zine” issue

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26. Written by Ryan North and Erica Henderson with art by Madeline McGrane, Chip Zdarsky, Tom Fowler, Carla Speed McNeil, Michael Cho, Rahzzah, Anders Nilsen, Jim Davis, and Rico Renzi,…

Garfield creator Jim Davis finds “dog semen” theory hard to swallow

There are a few precepts that are accepted as read within the Garfield universe: Garfield hates Mondays. Garfield loves lasagna. Neither Odie nor Nermal actually exist, but are rather psychic manifestations of Garfield’s subconscious fears of abandonment. And of course, in one classic strip, Garfield’s owner Jon chugs…

Garfield’s Jon Arbuckle brags about his sexual prowess in this Drake mashup

Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle, is unlikely to shed his image as a sexless, socially inept nerd any time soon. But consider the facts of the case. He’s been an essential player in a successful multimedia franchise for nearly 40 years, meaning that he’s recognized all over the world. Besides being a musician and…

Read This: This Garfield Facebook page is the web’s last bastion of sincerity

So much depends upon an overweight, orange tabby, devouring lasagna atop a kitchen counter. If a Gizmodo piece by Ashley Feinberg is to be believed, a private Facebook group devoted to Jim Davis’ long-running comic strip Garfield might just be the last refuge of sincerity and sweetness on the entire internet. For the…

A Garfield Christmas is a sincere Christmas card from the comics’ most cynical cat

For the past three years, The A.V. Club has devoted the month of December to reflecting on our favorite holiday entertainments, and this year is no different. It’s a feature so nice, it’s never had the same name twice, and this year it’s the 12 Days Of Non-Denominational Winter Holidays. Today: the 1987 animated…

Jim Davis wanted Garfield’s Halloween Adventure to “at least scare 4-year-olds”

Twenty-five years ago this October, Jim Davis’ popular comic strip Garfield took an unexpected detour through The Twilight Zone, running a week-long dream sequence in which the orange tabby with an insatiable appetite wakes up alone in a long-abandoned house. Surreal, unsettling, and free of punchlines, the storyline…