The phrase was originally featured on a comic posted on the blog site of Dubblebaby on October 22nd, 2013, revealing to readers that Garfield had consumed the entire house of Jon.
It is here he says the line “I’m sorry, Jon, I was so hungry”.
Memes, deriving from the concept of Garfield being a supernatural entity, started appearing on Reddit, DeviantArt and Coub in October 2018.
The “Bullets don’t work, Jon” meme also started emerging around this time.
“I’m sorry, Jon” would continue spawning artistic renditions of Garfield, like an animation made by acousticjhb uploaded to YouTube, by Lumpy Touch on June 14th, 2019.
Artwork would continue to spread online, to sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Imgur.