Author(s): Jim Davis
"What are calories to a cat? For Garfield, they re a delicious way of life. But what do you expect from a feline who is able to eat tall lasagnas in a single gulp? So whether he s chaperoning Jon on a date, sleeping til noon, or tormenting the odiously lovable Odie, Garfield will never miss his next meal or the chance to make us laugh! he Garfield Classics series collects the early years of the Garfield comic strips 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 28th, 1945 in Marion, IN. He later attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN 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 19th, 1978, syndicated in 41 US newspapers. Today it's syndicated in more than 2,500 newspapers worldwide with 263 million readers. Recently, Guinness World Records‘, named Garfield "The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World."