Garfield Complete Works: Volume 1: 1978 & 1979

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Featuring rare archival material and an introduction to the series by creator Jim Davis, this inaugural full-color volume is the perfect holiday gift for new readers and longtime fans of the lasagna-loving cat.
 
Garfield Complete Works: Volume 1, 1978 & 1979 launches the consummate collection of Jim Davis’ phenomenally successful comic strip. Since its debut in 1978, Garfield has reached historic heights, becoming the world’s most widely syndicated strip.
 
“From the outset, Garfield established who the real master was in this relationship.”—Jim Davis

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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.

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Garfield Complete Works: Volume 1: 1978 & 1979

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