Parting Shot: Garfield Meets E.T. In Sunday Newspaper Mashup Comic
Charles Forsman imagines a mashup between the perennially stale comic strip Garfield and E.T., the classic 1982 film about a loveable extraterrestrial that flew through the sky in a bike basket and constantly asked to borrow other people’s phones. The mashup kind of works, in the sense that much like the original Garfield, the jokes aren’t really jokes, and the strip is both anti-climactic and permeated by a faint air of desperation and sadness. But c’mon — no lasagna jokes involving Reese’s pieces?