An inspired thing to do
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 24, 2009
Uclick®, a leading provider of mobile and online humor and comics, today announced the launch of Garfield Minus Garfield on the Apple App Store. Based on Jim Davis' longstanding Garfield comic strip the stories give a new perspective to the Garfield comic strips by removing the leading fat cat. Praised in many publications including Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times, this cult-favorite comic strip is a sensational addition to the growing Uclick catalog of titles for the iPhone and iPod touch.
"Garfield Minus Garfield is a unique success story and we're delighted it's now available on the Apple App Store," said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. "It's a global phenomenon, and our presentation of Garfield Minus Garfield alongside the original Garfield strips gives iPhone and iPod touch users the chance to see exactly what all the hype is about. It's an insightful, new spin on a modern classic."
Originally launched in February 2008 by Dublin-based creator Dan Walsh, Garfield Minus Garfield reveals a dark and lonely world for its lead character, Jon Arbuckle, who seems to teeter between existential crisis and deep despair with an intense longing for human interaction. Walsh's approach takes the original Garfield strips and removes all of the key characters except Jon.
Garfield creator Jim Davis called it "An inspired thing to do," and said in a recent interview, "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."
The original webcomic was later turned into a book and launched on GoComics.com, the comics portal for Uclick, thereby expanding its reach to readers and Garfield fans alike.
Garfield Minus Garfield joins the Uclick line of other cutting-edge webcomics for the iPhone and iPod touch. Titles including We the Robots, Pibgorn and Basic Instructions have all evolved from the web overthe past year with much success.
Garfield Minus Garfield is available for $0.99 (US) cents from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
To learn more about Garfield Minus Garfield, please visit http://www.garfield.com.
Uclick® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. Uclick, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.
For more information on Uclick, visit http://www.uclick.com.