Watchmen is one of the most acclaimed comics of all time, but sometimes you gotta wonder: what would it be like if all the characters were from newspaper comic strips? Well, wonder no more: artist Andrew Brian George has posted a series of pages on his website called Sunday Strip Watchmen.

“It’s pretty much a very short parody of Watchmen with news paper comic characters instead of superheroes. Somewhat inspired by Bartkira, I made this sampling of pages both as a joke and to see what it would look like if newspaper characters got the same dark treatment superheroes did in the 80s. There was no copy/pasting in any of these pages, I redrew them by looking intimately at my copy of Watchmen and pictures of each character I was using.”

Just for clarity, these are the character replacements I caught so far:

  • Rorschach = Garfield
  • Nite Owl II = Charlie Brown
  • The Comedian = Beetle Bailey
  • Dr. Manhattan = Dilbert
  • Silk Spectre II = Cathy
  • Ozymandias and Bubastis = Calvin and Hobbes

Go on and look at all the pages. It’s pretty awesome. And if you want to make it a double feature, go and watch Saturday Morning Watchmen, too.