Garfield Creator Clarifies Disgusting 1990 Comic Strip
For a certain geekier portion of the internet, there’s nothing more satisfying than a weird Garfield joke. There’s Garfield Minus Garfield from almost a decade ago (oh no!!) and Lasagna Cat which recently unveiled a new batch of shorts. However, one of the most widely contested weird Garfield things comes from Jim Davis, the Garfield creator, himself. It’s a comic strip from 1990 that involved Jon drinking… well. You better see it for yourself.
Yuuuch. The most common theory behind this is that Jon Arbuckle is drinking something to help a dog breed. Now that’s the euphemism I’m using, but according to Jim Davis it’s not that far from the truth. The conversation reignited after a Twitter user Tweeted out a framed print of the comic strip with Jim Davis writing “This is canon” in his familiar handwriting.
It’s not sure if that’s ACTUALLY Jim Davis’ canonical signature, or what the deal with that frame is, but Buzzfeed got a quote from Jim Davis explaining the comic. Davis said —
“On the farm, we used to give first-calf heifers a high protein supplement to help them deliver healthier calves. The supplement was provided by our vet… I assumed that there would be a similar supplement for dogs. So Jon is drinking a protein-enriched drink formulated for a pregnant dog.
There you have it!” – Jim Davis
Jim. Come on. He’s drinking a high protein supplement!? That’s your joke! Jim Davis. That joke is not as good as the one we thought it was.
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