from the amazing dept
However, the Jim Davis/Garfield thing is getting even better. It appears that Davis' publisher, Ballantine Books, has worked out an agreement with the creator of Garfield Minus Garfield to publish a book of those strips as well, and they're doing it in conjunction with a 30th anniversary Garfield book. And, once again, Jim Davis seems thrilled about the whole thing:
"I think it's an inspired thing to do. I want to thank Dan for enabling me to see another side of Garfield. Some of the strips he chose were slappers: 'Oh, I could have left that out.' It would have been funnier."I look forward to a day when the idea that someone being thrilled that they inspired someone else's creative works as a derivative of their own isn't newsworthy. In the meantime, kudos to Jim Davis, Ballantine... and, most importantly, Dan Walsh for his creativity in coming up with Garfield Minus Garfield in the first place.