Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.Now go look at the comic strips.
I only wish there were links to the original strips for comparison's sake. The best I can offer is a link to the official Garfield comic site. Strangely, not nearly as funny.