Lost Garfield Strips Found! Garfield is two years olfer then we thought!

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Lost Garfield Strips Found! Garfield is two years olfer then we thought!

Post by gaastra » October 5th, 2019, 9:30 am

So turns out jim davis did a Garfield strip with a early version of garfield and odie was called "spot" two years before the main strip in a local paper! That means Garfield is two years older then history said he is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSPidZP_3X8

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Post by Daniel » October 5th, 2019, 12:19 pm

Pretty fascinating. That original Garfield design though, eww! ;)

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Post by Ben » October 5th, 2019, 8:36 pm

Gonna sound odd, but I have *definitely* seen that early design before, so these can’t have been *too* "lost"...? :?

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Re: Lost Garfield Strips Found! Garfield is two years olfer then we thought!

Post by Randall » October 6th, 2019, 4:23 am

Well, it's not so far removed from the earliest Garfield strips.

https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1978/06/19/

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Post by Ben » October 6th, 2019, 5:02 am

Ah, yeah. There ya go.

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Re: Lost Garfield Strips Found! Garfield is two years olfer then we thought!

Post by Daniel » October 6th, 2019, 1:58 pm

Here's a side by side comparison to help illustrate the point:

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Garfield's chunkiness carried over but he definitely got cuter!

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