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Garfield by Jim Davis for May 02, 2010

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 11 years ago

    Actually, Jon would be more of a cartoon than a cartoonist (if he was real).

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    Llewellenbruce  over 11 years ago

    They must have something against cartoonist.

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    LucianDragos  over 11 years ago

    I think this is the 1st time anyone has said what John did for a living in many years

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    pouncingtiger  over 11 years ago

    I see Liz’s parents have already “drawn” their own conclusions about cartoonists.

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    Blockisland  over 11 years ago

    wow this is like the first cartoon in ages without jon or garfield in it

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    TheSoundDefense  over 11 years ago

    Based on a true story?

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    COWBOY7  over 11 years ago

    Don’t tell them about Garfield’s habits!

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    Justice22  over 11 years ago

    Joe-Allen,,, How do you know they are ignorant farmers? Because they only have $5 million in the bank?

    …………Justice, the son of an ignorant farmer.

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    dradk  over 11 years ago

    i understood for the first time what jon does.

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    policelimit Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Trust me, with the changes in the industry and syndication models these days as well as the collapse of the newspaper industry in upon itself, it’s the cartoonists who are doing the hyperventilating.

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    davecancer  over 11 years ago

    Maybe Jon is Jim Davis’ alter ego???

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    Daffyfan2009  over 11 years ago

    Yeah. They don’t mention Jon’s occupation that much in the strip. It was nice that they brought it up. Also, Jon did tell his parents about Liz in another strip. It’s a bit surprising that it’s just now we see Liz talking to her parents about her relationship with Jon.

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    green_engineer  over 11 years ago

    So Jon is still a cartoonist. I thought he gave it up to be a full time minder to Garfield and Odie, so it’s good to know he still draws.

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    freeholder1  over 11 years ago

    See. Joe, no emoticon, lots of humorless responses back. I KNOW you were fooling around.

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    Donaldo Premium Member over 11 years ago

    If the cartoonist carried Jim Davis’s paycheck it’d probaby be all right.

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    freeholder1  over 11 years ago

    Likely the folks know what gocomics pays for the stuff.

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    Trainwreck_1  over 11 years ago

    Hey HappyChappy most of what you said could be said about Liz parents as well!

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    runar  over 11 years ago

    HappyChappy, Joe may be all the things you said, but that doesn’t change the fact that Jon’s family are “ignorant farmers” - and “simple-minded” to boot. That’s the whole joke about them.

    I’d find it hard to believe that there are *no* ignorant or simple-minded people among the nation’s farmers.

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    replay1111  over 11 years ago

    Cartoonist?!

    CARTOONIST!!!??!?

    hyperventilates

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    IdahoSpud  over 11 years ago

    I still don’t believe he has any job. I never see him working. Also, he would be fired the first day for incompetence. He must have just been bragging to Lizzie.

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    Rise22  over 11 years ago

    Some farmers - like myself - have Master’s Degrees. I liked my “previous life” of the city stuff, where I made enough money to get out and get this farm….

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    getmoreatp  over 11 years ago

    Hmm, I thought Jon’s being a cartoonist was dropped from the strip several years ago. I guess not, which is good =)

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    Justice22  over 11 years ago

    If you are “ignorant”, you are not a farmer. You are out of business. You may be ignorant and be a farm laborer where you are told each thing to do.. Who knows? Joe-Doty, you might be able to get a job on the farm slopping the pigs.

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    HappyChappy  over 11 years ago

    Thanks Justice22. My dad wan’t stupid, he did spend too much money on cars though, I mean who needs more than 1 Jaguar for heavens sake. We didn’t have any animals on our farm but our neighbour kept pigs and I am sure they would be offended if you sent Joe-Doty to slop them out.

    Runar - You may be right about their being some simple minded farmers out there but the proportion would be much smaller than that in the overall population. I used the word “Bigot” very much on purpose because it describes people who believe and perpetuate stereotypes.

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    funcapervy  over 11 years ago

    been following garfield since day one and its always the same. what does jon do. the first strip introduced jon as a cartoonist drawing a strip about his cat garfield . they dont mention it enough. people love the 4th wall stuff. the new cartoon deals with that constantly..

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    pattybf  over 11 years ago

    To Joe, Runar and all the rest who are willing to categorize anyone who farms as ignorant. Who the heck do you think feeds all of us? Unless you only eat things that are imported from other places. And, come to think of it, those things are raised by a bunch of “ignorant farmers” too. Shame on all of you . I would like to put you on my aunt and uncle’s farm for a couple of weeks during the planting or harvest season and see how you fare. You would never make it.

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    drgu1290  over 11 years ago

    What’s wrong with being a cartoonist?

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    TemporalParadox  over 11 years ago

    Wow. The “ignorant farmers” thing was clearly a joke. Did it occur to anyone that that was what Liz’s parents would say, not necessarily what Joe himself would say?

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    runar  over 11 years ago

    pattybf, I wasn’t characterizing all farmers as ignorant, but that Jon’s family is. That’s part of the joke. You’re just as bigoted a the people you are railing against. For the record, I did spend summers in my youth working on a cousin’s farm.

    Why don’t you go find a “Ma & Pa Kettle” movie to picket?

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    BigHug  over 11 years ago

    I doubt that Joe was saying that all farmers are ignorant just Jon’s parents. Check out the wiki on Garfield to see how swift Jon’s parents are. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield

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    billdi Premium Member over 11 years ago

    jon’s parents may be dull, boring and a little different but they are not ignorant. kind of like you unca joe. shame on you.

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    yizzy  over 11 years ago

    i love the relationship between jon and liz

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    RadioTom  over 11 years ago

    david said, about 10 hours ago

    Maybe Jon is Jim Davis’ alter ego???

    And you just figured that out? I’ve known for years that Jim and Jon are alter-egos….

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    pattybf  over 11 years ago

    Thank you billdi you said it the best.

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    mrslukeskywalker  over 11 years ago

    Joe walked right into that one!

    The fact is, Jon’s family IS really straight out of the Beverly Hillbillies, with a touch of extra inbreeding, and they happen to have a farm, if you know this comic at all. They are quite “colorful”.

    But man, oh, man, Joe walked RIGHT into that one! For someone who claims to be so edumacated, you could have phrased it more precisely so as not to offend the rest of the world!

    I’m not sticking up for Joe after the things he’s done to me. I’m just saying (repeat paragraph 2).

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 11 years ago

    At least this had nothing to with Garfield himself.

    There is a The Garfield Show (CGI animated) episode where Jon met Liz’s parents.

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    Yakety Sax  over 11 years ago

    “If you can’t say something nice about somebody, don’t say anything.”

    ” ‘Tis better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and be confirmed one.”

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    rotts  over 11 years ago

    To put a cap on it - don’t confuse “ignorant” with “stupid”. Ignorant doesn’t mean “stupid”, only “uneducated”.

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    mickeymouse123  over 11 years ago

    liz isnt even pretty jon cud’ve dun MUCH bettr (maybe :) )

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    12Garnetta12  about 11 years ago

    Did Jon marry Liz?

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    Me_Again  about 11 years ago

    What does Jon draw? Garfield and Odie?

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Been a while since they mentioned Jon’s occupation.

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    Neechan801  almost 6 years ago

    Jon introduced his profession with the first Garfield comic

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    TheGavster'sWorld  over 1 year ago

    Is no-one going to talk about how beautiful the title panel looks?

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    Vortexian  over 1 year ago

    I need a bag time

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    Pets of the comics  11 months ago

    Holy, that got Dark

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