Friday Funnies: Jon Arbuckle's Childhood


It's kind of hard not to feel sorry for Jon Arbuckle sometimes--as this comic strip from August 19 2000 reveals that even as a kid, he was friendless, and, consequently, bullied. As an adult, my feelings about Jon have become very divided--I find the comics mildly amusing, but prefer the earlier ones, where Jon was basically the clueless cartoonist who owned the smart arsed Garfield. As the comic has worn on, Jon went from being clueless cartoonist to an unemployed loser (his occupation has not been mentioned in the strip since the 1980s) with severely limited life skills, and no friends.


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