Meet Gramfel, a comic character that we can only describe as Garfield's crushingly pessimistic brother. He darkens our days and makes us question our existence, but he's kind of cute too.


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Irish illustrator John Cullen, the mastermind behind Gramfel and all his nihilism, clearly isn't too shy to parody America's most beloved funny papers. Gramfel is a painfully obvious re-imagination of Jim Davis' classic feline adventures. Drilbae, an earlier series, is a faceless, impaled edition of Scott Adams' infamous Dilbert. Cullen goes by the pen name Nellucnhoj (read it right-to-left), a further testament to his unconventional humor.

Gramfel's possible Russian identity only adds to his appeal. He speaks in choppy sentences, subtly implying a Russian accent, and is seen reading Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons in one frame. Regardless of his nationality, or his lack of sensitivity, something about this little box-bound kitty is undeniably charming, and we hope his path of destruction continues.

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Hans 4 days ago

Most cats start with "the fall of a cup". Think realistic!

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

Aren't we all....aren't we all.

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David 4 days ago

Love the art style. Weird garfield parody combined with old-school space comics.

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Hans 4 days ago

Dim Javis...good one!

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

Way to ruin it!

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

If batman was a cat....

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

WOW...pessimistic much?

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

I am now pondering my existence

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

OH...I thought he would love pizza as garfield loves lasagna

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OTTERZ4LIFE 3 days ago

HA read it in a very sugary voice!

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