Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Good Grief.

Back in 2008, a webcomic called "Garfield Minus Garfield" made its debut, taking extant Garfield strips by Jim Davis and digitally removing the titular cat and his dialogue so that what emerged instead was a sad portrait of a lonely man named Jon Arbuckle, dealing with the onslaught from an increasingly depressing world. Taking that deliciously postmodern idea and possibly doing it one better is "3eanuts." As dreamed up by Illinois teacher Daniel Leonard (who discusses the strips here), "3eanuts" removes the final "punchline" panel from the late Charles Schulz' immortal Peanuts comics, in the process creating a dystopic tableau of morose children trapped in an ever-widening spiral of despair. Just brilliant. Here are some samples, and you can check the rest of 'em out here.

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