Thursday, February 28, 2008
Improving by Removing
When I graduated from college, time seemed to stand still. Days become weeks, weeks years and so forth. To spend this vast reservoir of new found time, I took to modifying the daily comic strips in the newspaper. Think of it as an art project for the extremely bored and untalented. One of my favorite things to do was to remove all words and dialog from Family Circus. The result was vastly superior to the original.
Some else has been doing a similar thing by removing Garfield from all Garfield comics. A pretty good case can be made that Garfield is the biggest obstacle to quality in the comic. Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.