What happens when you remove the star of the show from the show? This week, Dan Walsh tells the story of how he chopped Garfield out of Garfield, gained millions of fans and attracted the attention of the one person he didn’t want to find out about what he’d done: Garfield creator, Jim Davis.
In an act that should qualify him for the brilliant editors hall of fame, Dan Walsh discovered that if all traces of Jim Davis’s lazy, lasagna-scarfing cat were expunged from his own comic strip, Garfield became a funnier, much darker series, about a desperately lonely, self-loathing man’s existential despair.
– Publishers Weekly
Produced / Hosted by Liam Geraghty
Theme music by Breakmaster Cylinder
Original music for this episode was by Vin McCreith of VMC Sound
This episode was sponsored by Restored Hearing – use the code MAKER at the checkout for $10 off your first purchase
Special thanks to website guru John Coote
Read Dan Walsh’s Garfield Minus Garfield comic strips here
Read Amy Orndorff’s feature on Garfield Minus Garfield in The Washington Post here