Garfield: His 9 Lives is the ninth Garfield television special. Garfield uses the popular myth of cats having nine lives to Not to be confused with the book. Garfield lives his life to the fullest 9 times! Cave Cat -- the first cat crawled out of the sea 10 million years ago. Ships from and sold by Sherrys Book Nook. Garfield, His 9 Lives [Jim Davis] on ronaldweinland.info Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers 9: His Nine LivesPaperback.
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The staff wonders why the creator sees fit to give cat nine lives Garfield says that he formed many of his likes and dislikes with one. This wasn't the case when cartoonist Jim Davis wrote "Primal Self," a shockingly creepy vignette for the book Garfield: His 9 Lives. Garfield: His 9 Lives is a book released in featuring illustrated stories of Garfield in various incarnations, which are portrayed as his "past lives" (based on .
Retcon : The origin story of the strip version of Garfield his eighth life shows Jon picking Odie up for the first time, contradicting the strip itself which established that Odie was brought into the house as the pet of Jon's former roommate, Lyman. Slapstick : "The Exterminators". It's a Three Stooges homage, what did you expect? Which is definitely not for kids. Minnesota Vikings. Stripperific : Helga's preferred outfit for pillage and plunder is a pair of panties, a gold bikini , and nothing else.
Death by Adaptation In the book, "Space Cat" is a simulation. In the TV special, Garfield really dies and has to meet God as he ran out of lives. Fortunately, Garfield gets to live again and even gets the full nine lives back. Embarrassing Slide : The " decapitation slideshow" in "Court Musician" is briefly interrupted by a slide of the jester in a pool party. Face Framed In Static : God. And apparently he was modeled after Garfield's voice actor Lorenzo Music.
Foreshadowing : The opening theme song at the beginning of the film says that "When you've got nine lives, you've got nine ways to lose. After unfairly losing his ninth life, he gets another nine lives, allowing him to live even longer.
Freudian Excuse : Court Musician wasn't exempt. Thinking was okay, I guess. Now I avoid it whenever possible. We always win our space battles. This oughta do it" It doesn't work, and he literally meets God afterwards.
He now has the slave dog Odie in charge in place of King Cat at the end! Could also count as Laser-Guided Karma as Garfield wasn't the kindest of royalty around.
Leitmotif : A Garfield and Odie happily return to life to music from "The Garden" - then God says "We have to stick together, you know" to a musical sting from "Lab Animal", while sporting glowing cat eyes also seen in that segment. Then the song from "Court Musician" plays. Letting the Air Out of the Band : Twice in the Space Cat portion — once when the vending machine malfunctions, and again when Garfield's secret weapon is "declawed".
Lighter and Softer : Though the special is still a bit darker and more dramatic than the average Garfield special, a lot of the book's much darker elements were notably removed. Two of them stand out. It makes me think of the TV procedural cliche of cats munching on corpses. The representation of Garfield in this stories are so far beyond how we would characterize the orange fat cat of newspaper fame. However, the craftiness and voracious hunger we associate with Garfield today is readily apparent in those stories, which is why they are so interesting.
I'd recommend this book for Garfield fans with an interest in psychology. Jan 14, George rated it really liked it. This collection of nine short stories, each illustrated by a different artist, was a late childhood favorite of mine. The stories run the gamut from Argones style adventure comedy, to film noir parodies, psychedelic head-trips, and Tales of the Crypt style horror stories.
The art is as diverse as the story telling and veers from traditional panel style strips to lush pencil drawings, airbrushed pop style art, and several other distinctive styles. For any fan of graphic story telling, this is a weird little detour I recommend. Don't let the Garfield name fool you.
Dec 10, Fyo rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm not sure what to say about this that hasn't already been said. This book is a brilliant combination of storytelling styles and is a fascinating, slightly bent look at a character we all grew up reading in the funnies.
For me, probably because I am also slightly bent, the best part was "Lab Animal" and a possible callback in "Garfield. All together, it's a weird book with both incredibly dark stories contrasting with the goofy cartoon hijinks we expect fro I'm not sure what to say about this that hasn't already been said.
All together, it's a weird book with both incredibly dark stories contrasting with the goofy cartoon hijinks we expect from Garfield. My only real complaint was it's so short, though that may be for the best, considering what makes "Self" and "Animal" so creepy is in part their abruptness and open-endedness.
What makes this really Feb 25, Matthew Russell rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was very fun and inventive. The quirky stories and variety of art styles make this book interesting for any fan.
Jan 03, Holden Prescott rated it did not like it. Garfield literally murders an old woman in a past life Dec 05, Kaelin Miller rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book as well as the others. It is another work of fine comedy and children will love it.
It is a great book. Oct 27, Benjamin rated it it was amazing. Never thought I'd give a Garfield book five stars, but this is it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Second book recommendation I've gotten from Family Guy. They were right, that 7th story was pretty nightmarish. Sep 13, Queen-Patricia Chiddix rated it it was amazing.
It was a generally great book especially because i love Garfield! Wow, I dug this out of my kids books and re-read it and really appraised it as something ahead of its time. What this volume is is nine stories about the cartoon Garfield the cat without being explicitly in Garfield's style. Each story is very short but while many are silly, some are downright scary - such as the one about the cat vs primal nature or one about the cat that escapes from the experimental lab. My personal favorites are the Sam Spayed prose story pulpy noir and the Vikings a very Wow, I dug this out of my kids books and re-read it and really appraised it as something ahead of its time.
This book reminds me of the Bizarro volumes that DC made in which artists were encouraged to use DC's characters in new ways. May 11, Gavin Boehm rated it really liked it. Jim Davis and his pals took some drugs and brought our idea of Garfield to several new levels. We follow our favorite fat orange cat through the stone ages, the time of the vikings, a nice s detective reality starring Garfield as Sam Spayed loved the pun , a three stooges parody, a fun scientific experiment where a realistic Garfield gets experimented on and hunted down, a psychedelic garden trip, an evil version of the G-Cat, some modern day hi-jinks, and a super fun look into what the fut Jim Davis and his pals took some drugs and brought our idea of Garfield to several new levels.
We follow our favorite fat orange cat through the stone ages, the time of the vikings, a nice s detective reality starring Garfield as Sam Spayed loved the pun , a three stooges parody, a fun scientific experiment where a realistic Garfield gets experimented on and hunted down, a psychedelic garden trip, an evil version of the G-Cat, some modern day hi-jinks, and a super fun look into what the future has in store.
Overall, this collection was a complete win. Some stories are better than others, but for anyone who likes Garfield, this is a great addition to the collection. Sep 14, Adam rated it really liked it. I really loved six of these cute stories, but what I dislike is the time-travel and the 'primal self' cartoon. It was sooooo spooky! But I enjoyed others, like the comic-style pictures.
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