For the most part, Garfield was a strip about the banalities of life. But Jim Davis would occasionally prove that he was capable of much darker, more terrifying stories.

For a week in 1989, sandwiched between long Sunday stories about hunting birds and drinking coffee, Jim Davis took readers on a week-long roller coaster of existential despair and abject horror:

DAY2 ION? ODIE? The 4th wall shatters When was the last he ANYBODY time you HOME? saw DAL Garfield employ a narrator voice? And when did I'M that narr

STEADY, GARFIELD THERE MUST BE A GOOD REASON WHY THE HOUSE IS EMPT DA Reality hits JON MUST BE AT THE GROCER4 Like a cat's foot to a dog's ass, realit

DAK MY HOME HAS BEEN ABANDONED. NO ONE HAS LIVE HERE FOR YEARS! The abyss gazes back JM DAVYS BUT THAT MEANS I HAVEN' T LIVED WHAT'S HERE FOR YEARS! T

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JON!ODIE! HELLO BARFIELE 4OU'RE HOME! HAVE SOME FOOD DAS A false hope GARE PM DAV95 10-27 His brain is flailing GARFIEL now, trying anything it can to

AFTER YEARS OF TAKING LIFE FOR GRANTED GARFIELD IS DAY6 SHAKEN B4 A HORRIFYING VISION OF THE INEVITABLE PROCESS CALLED TIME' U The End...? ONL4 HE HAS

That Sunday, it was back to banality. GARFLELD 5Co0p YAWN SMIACK SMACK SCOOp ScoP STIR STI Srie SLOOK SPiiiliiint MORNINGS But the question remains: d

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