The AI-Generated Garfield Comic Strips Of Your Nightmares

Let’s face it: there is something about the mass-produced, somewhat ubiquitous quality of “Garfield” that makes it subject to any number of terrifying permutations.

Case in point: these mutated comic strips generated by Daniel Hanley using StyleGAN.

Known as a “novel generative adversarial network,” StyleGAN uses “deep learning” AI to study countless samples of images…and then create “original” versions of its own.

While this approach has worked somewhat smoothly on the website This Person Does Not Exist (though the occasional “mutant” is generated), StyleGAN has not quite gotten to the point where it can create a convincing and actually funny original Garfield strip. Yet.