Saturday, November 13, 2010


Jim Davis’ Garfield is deliberately designed to be completely inoffensive, so as to run in as many papers as possible. It has become something that can be depended on to be innocuous. This week I opened up the local paper and found this on Thursday past – Remembrance Day:

One could be forgiven for thinking Davis had thrown a wobbler and put a political viewpoint into his cartoon. A contentious one, at that. But no, as far as I understand, Davis writes them a long time in advance. It would seem the distributors and newspaper teams have learned to trust Garfield so much that they don’t bother reading it.

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