F orty years ago this Tuesday, an orange tabby cat peered lugubriously at the world from the panels of his first comic strip. Back on 19 June , though, Garfield made his debut in just 41 newspapers, all in the US. A couple of months later, that number fell by one: the Chicago Sun-Times decided to drop the strip. Before Garfield was published, Davis had been working as assistant cartoonist while shopping around his idea for a strip about a bug, Gnorm Gnat, without success.
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I used to be a fan of Garfield. I thought it was a funny strip, and a funny Saturday morning cartoon. Unfortunately, over the years my enjoyment of this comic strip has waned. How Jim Davis can take these two-dimensional characters and somehow make them one-dimensional is beyond me, but he does it everyday. I'm not exactly sure when Garfield "jumped the shark", or even if such a thing is possible with a comic strip. Maybe it is when his cartoon voice, Lorenzo Music, passed away.
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Posts 2, Blog Entries 2 I love the implication that Jim Davis has occasionally made that Jon killed Lyman and keeps his corpse in their basement. Makes as much sense as anything Last. Let's go. I also owned both of the movies and Garfield: The Movie might've been my favorite movie at the time and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, well even as a kid I didn't think it lived up to the original.
It should really be Jon in a straitjacket and padded room, but Jim Davis isn't willing to push the limits that far. Arbuckle laced up in a padded room going, "Garfield, Odie, Nermal, how will I ever forget them? Lyman was a friend of Jon's who lived with him for a while and was the original owner of Odie. He first appeared on August 7,