Cette semaine, WIRED a publié un article sur l’influence de Garfield à l’ère d’Internet. On y apprend entre autres que l’auteur de ce comics, Jim Davis, peut apprécier certaines parodies de sa création, à la condition que ces parodies soient intelligentes.
Davis rather enjoys some of the parodies of his work, and notes really good appropriations give him great perspective on how fans view his nearly 40 years of comics. “Garfield Minus Garfield is, of course, one of my favorites,” Davis says. “We actually worked with the young fellow [creator Dan Walsh] who did that; it was such a great concept. It was kind of funny—we called Dan, and the second we identified ourselves, he said, ‘I’m so sorry. You want me to cease and desist, right?’ We said, ‘No, we want to collaborate on a book with you.’ Dan wrote the forward for the book that came out in 2008.”