February 24, 2009
Uclick Announces Garfield Minus Garfield Application Now Available On Apple App Store
Kansas City, MO 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 www.itunes.com/appstore.
To learn more about Garfield Minus Garfield, please visit www.garfield.com.
For more information on Uclick, visit www.uclick.com.