Garfield + Markov Chain = Garkov

We've posted about the Internet phenomenon of Garfield Minus Garfield, where the fat orange cat is removed from Jim Davis' comic strip (resulting in a bizarre yet strangely coherent depiction of Jon Arbuckle as a schizophrenic ).

Now meet Garkov by Josh Millard:

It’s a probability driven strip generator that builds Markov tables from transcripts of existing strips and then synthesizes and renders novel text as a new strip. The results are sometimes pretty apt and sometimes deeply weird, and I’m pretty happy with it so far.

(Markov chain is a probabilistic model)

Link - via Metafilter

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

I wonder what it is about Garfield that has inspired people to do so many weird things with Garfield strips. In any case, I find this phenomenon pretty interesting. It's probably been many years since I paid much attention to Garfield, but now I think I'm a fan again.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Garfield + Markov Chain = Garkov"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More