Author(s): Jim Davis
With Garfield, you "can "feed an old cat new snacks! But our lovable ball of fur will take the leftovers, too! So get ready to party night and day as Garfield eats, sleeps, and (occasionally) purrs his way into your heart especially if you re baking lasagna. Whether he s plotting his next late-night refrigerator raid, stalking a jelly donut, or scaring a Girl Scout for her chocolate mint cookies, it s all in the name of food and fun! The GARFIELD CLASSICS series collects the early years of the GARFIELD comic strip in a larger, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So laugh along with the classic cat, because classics are always in style."
Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945, in Marion, Indiana. He later attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he distinguished himself by earning one of the lowest cumulative grade point averages in the history of the university. (Incidentally, a fellow classmate named David Letterman earned the other). The "Garfield" strip was born on June 19, 1978, syndicated in forty-one U.S. newspapers. Today it s syndicated in more than 2,100 newspapers worldwide with more than 200 million readers, leading Guinness World Records to name "Garfield" The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World. Davis has had many successes with "Garfield, "including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and induction into the Licensing Hall of Fame (1998), but his most prized awards are from his peers in the National Cartoonist Society: Best Humor Strip (1981 and 1985), the Elzie Segar Award (1990), and the coveted Reuben Award (1990) for overall excellence in cartooning."