I’m sorry Jon, the creepy Garfield meme reaches the 3D printing world

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Okay this one is going to seem very weird if you’re not caught up on the creepy Garfield meme. As a crash course, recently the internet has been creating some truly disturbing pieces of horror art featuring the familiar orange cat, usually accompanied by the phrase “I’m sorry, Jon” from this comic in which Garfield consumes the entire Arbuckle home.

After many other pieces of art, a fake Game Boy game and an entire subreddit, the maker community has joined in on the fun by 3D printing Garfield in one of his monstrous forms.

A big part of making new content in this “universe” is creating new, horrifying forms for Garfield to take on, which is precisely what user High Command did to create what they call the “Devourer of Mondays”.

This project started in Tinkercad by combining and remixing two existing models – this tentacled monster and a regular Garfield. Unfortunately the latter was rather low poly and had to be modified to match the rest of the model before it was customised further with the empty eye socket, which is a common theme in these pieces.

This process took between three and four hours to complete with High Command telling us that they chose to keep things simple here and avoided an extra detail they wanted to add in the form of even more tentacles coming out of that eye socket.

What was added, however, was Jon Arbuckle’s house for Garfield to loom over (instead of eat). Some reference shots of the exterior were grabbed from Google and recreated in Tinkercad. An otherworldly base was added to the bottom of the house which completes a stand allowing the entire print to sit on a desk or shelf without the worry of falling over.

The entire model was then printed – a process that was about 12 hours long. The raw plastic was cleaned up with clippers and a hobby knife before being assembled with glue. Automotive filler primer was then applied followed by enamel spray to make it as smooth as possible. A collection of paints from the Army Painter, Citadel, P3 and Vallejo ranges were used to finally add some colour in.

The writing on the very bottom of the base, including the familiar “I’m sorry, Jon”, was added in to complete the finishing process for that final piece of unsettling content.

The finished project, which you can see in the gallery below, is eight centimetres wide, eight centimetres deep, and seven centimetres tall.

If you’d like to own this incredibly cursed object you can find the files to make your own available for free on Thingiverse.

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Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.