This comprehensive collectors’ series will appeal both to new readers and longtime fans of the famed lasagna-loving cat.
Garfield Complete Works: Volume 2, 1980 & 1981 continues the definitive collection of Jim Davis’s phenomenally successful comic strip. Since its debut in 1978, Garfield has reached historic heights, becoming the world’s most widely syndicated strip.
“Garfield was born to eat lasagna.”—Jim Davis
About the Author
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. 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.