Garfield was born on June 19, 1978, and is syndicated in forty-one U.S. newspapers. Garfield was recently named by the Guiness World Records as the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, appearing in 2,570 journals and read by some two hundred sixty-three million readers around the globe.
Jim Davis was born in 1945 in Marion, Indiana. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, 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.) Davis is the author of thirty-three New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Muncie, Indiana.