Author(s): Jim Davis
Garfield loves food. Whether he's smothering a steak with whipped cream or chasing a runaway donut, the grand gourmand is always in his gluttonous glory! As much as Garfield loves to eat, he hates to diet. The tubby tabby must suffer insults from the talking scale and the indignity of diet cat food called Hey, Fatso. Eat This! But feat not; Garfield always rebounds with a witty wisecrack or a well-placed smack to the back of Jon's head. Dig in and gobble up this savory selection of fat cat comics! The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same- his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!
Jim Davis was born on July 28th, 1945 in Marion, IN. He later attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN 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). The Garfield strip was born on June 19th, 1978, syndicated in 41 US newspapers. Today it's syndicated in more than 2,500 newspapers worldwide with 263 million readers. Recently, Guinness World Records , named Garfield ""The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World."" Jim 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.