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The Original 151 Pokemon, But Garfield

All images credited to Shawn Bowers
All images credited to Shawn Bowers

Shawn Bowers is an Artist from Chicago who has an unhealthy obsession with Garfield, and that’s okay.

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Bowers, having drawn 50 different iterations of ya boi the Garf’ on his Tumblr (scroll down a bit to see his first Garfield works), decided the only way to advance his medium was a crossover with something else people have an unhealthy obsession with: The first generation of Pokemon.

The Garfs’ are organized on the totally official Garfemon page where every Mon’ is organized in order of its ID number.

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When asked “WHY DO THIS?”, Bowers left the simple answer: “I don’t know, man, why is the sky blue? Why do saxophones make jazz? Why are saxophones gold?” Translation: Cause I could.

The project is still midway through production, with plenty of Garfs’ still incomplete, but there are still quite a few fantastic pieces of modern art. I picked out the best, alongside Bowers’ description of each.

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“015 - GARFDRILL - Eats lasagnas at WILD SPEEDS using its MOUTH PAWS. Garfdrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever touch its POOKY or it will ATTACK TO KILL”

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“052 - MEOWTHFIELD - Adores WET LASAGNAS and shiny red sauces. Meowthfield steals money from his fellow Garfemon and is generally DISLIKED.”

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“113 - CHANSEFIELD - A gentle and kind-hearted Garfemon that SHARES its POOKY if it sees an injured Garfemon. It sleeps lying DOWN.”

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AND OF COURSE:

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“143 - GARFLAX - Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful”

Bowers has the rest of his work on the Garfemon Tumblr page, but you can also follow him on Instagram and Twitter!

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UPDATE: SHAWN APPROVES


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