Most other cartoons use the focus of going back to school for the theme of September, but since Garfield is a lazy housecat, he can afford to have differing opinions about the month that isn't restricted to going back to the scholastic grind, and Jon's profession is hardly addressed, so it's even less of an issue.
Incidentally, the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah takes place at the beginning of September, which seems somewhat fitting, since the religion is mainly about teaching. Makes you wonder what other culture's New Years (such as the Chinese year in February) are supposed to signify.
So, other than schoolstuff, there's also Labor Day, continuation of the Football season, um... Grandparent's Day... the Fall Equinox...Yom Kippur... yeah, there's not much about this month outside of school that can be made light of.
|Dear Diary... What a night! I had to do six encores at the club.|
Surprise Party for a Stranger Party
|In the mood for a party, but don't have an excuse? Then throw a party for the next person|
who walks through the door in a public place.
Until I started doing these, I kept wondering in the back of my mind why I hadn't done this before. Then when I came across this month, I suddenly remembered. I could've stopped anytime, but having gone as far as I already had, it was too late. I hoped to find an accompanying smaller picture in a recent Garfield Anniversary book which showcased a few Calendars, but this month's installment was absent. Possibly there are others who've unintentionally vandalized their precious calendars with various doodles in the margins, which could account for the lack of a cartoon calendar tumblr. I tried to see if I could peel away the stickers off, but was worried that any attempt to do so would ruin the page, and also possibly damage the whole calendar as well. If there IS anybody out there who has a copy of the original, please let me know, and I'll post the quality version below.