Garfield was created on June 19, 1978 by Jim Davis.
Garfield is a humorous strip centered around the lives of a fat, lazy, cynical orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; his owner, the long-suffering Jon Arbuckle; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog.
Garfield was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers but quickly became the fastest growing and most widely syndicated comic strip ever. Today, the strip appears in over 2570 newspapers and is read daily by 263,000,000 people around the globe.
The success of the comic strip spawned a popular animated TV show, "Garfield & Friends," which appeared on CBS-TV from 1988 to 1995.
Pictures of Garfield and his kitty friends.
Memorable Garfield Quotes:
- "Diet is 'die' with a 't'."
- "I'll rise, but I won't shine."
- "Never trust a smiling cat."
- I'm not overweight, I'm undertall."
Other Cats on Garfield...
Arlene: Garfield's on-and-off girlfriend. A thin pink cat who seems to be the one person in the world who can successfully crack jokes at Garfield on a regular basis.
Nermal: A cute kitten who flaunts his cuteness (the cutest kitten in the world, he says), which annoys Garfield immensely, usually resulting in him shipping Nermal to Abu Dhabi. Often comes in unannounced, much to Garfield's chargrin.