Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Garfield Minus Garfield beating xkcd and Dilbert to best comic strip title

At the time of writing, I'm delighted to see Garfield Minus Garfield, the web comic created by Dubliner Dan Walsh, aka Travors, is beating other great web comics including Randall Munroe's xkcd, Scott Adams' Dilbert, Chris Muir's Day by Day and the bizarre Jesus and Mo by Mohammed Jones to the title of Best Comic Strip in the 2008 Weblog Awards.

You can cast a vote for your favourite here until 10pm on Tuesday January 13.

Garfield Minus Garfield is a frequent stop for me and it's great to see Dan getting even more recognition for his work. The New Yorker have a great interview with him here.

Update: Just as I hit publish, figures are: 2,216 votes cast with Garfield Minus Garfield at 1,008 votes, xkcd at 698 and Dilbert at 94.


  1. I'd normally use this opportunity to rave about Cyanide & Happiness, but they've gone a bit downhill in the chucklestakes in the last 12 months really.

    I'd definetly give it to Xkcd for it's consistantly brilliant, clever and unique strips

  2. Dilbert is better... in the grand scheme of things anyway.

  3. I didn't realise that garfield minus garfield was an irish creation.....damn fine it is too.....batman minus robin is always better too.....

  4. While the basic premise behind GMG is great, I prefer xkcd's genius. I suppose it's just less accessible.

  5. Thanks for the post and thumbs up Darragh!
    Unfortunately xkcd has overtaken G-G now but having said that, being beaten by xkcd is still a compliment in my book :)

  6. Apparently, there's also xkcd minus xkcd now.
    Best of both?