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.

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
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4 years ago

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

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

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

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Hans
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4 years ago

Dim Javis...good one!

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David
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4 years ago

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

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

If batman was a cat....

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

Way to ruin it!

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

I am now pondering my existence

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

WOW...pessimistic much?

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

HA read it in a very sugary voice!

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

That's so deep that I see Adele Rolling in it.

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

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

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

Uhh, time to dig a hole and DIE

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And bacon strips
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4 years ago

Is humanity broken!

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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4 years ago

UGHHHHH

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Hans
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4 years ago

At least, in contrast to bags of meat, we can use the time that is given to us! (/optimistic Hans)

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Lauraine Zhou
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3 months ago

I want more of these

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Tiny Dynamine
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4 years ago

What??? What???

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Roxy
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4 years ago

What is life..?

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Roxy
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4 years ago

First comment at the end! (I believe)

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