Have you ever imagined an alternate universe in which Garfield the Cat didn’t exist? The comic strip would still be around — just not the cat.
Well, Garfield Minus Garfield has done the work for you. As the site puts it:
Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.
Definitely surreal, and definitely worth a look.