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Garfield at Large Cover

A "Garfield Classic" version of his first book

This is a list of the Garfield Books released.

Garfield Compilations

Compilation of books of Jim Davis's comic strip Garfield.

These books, generally released twice a year by Ballantine Books, contain reprints of the comic as it appears in newspapers daily. These books were originally printed in black and white, but volumes 37 and later have been in full color. Each book collects approximately six months of comics, including the Sunday comics (in black and white in all except the recent editions).

The titles of these books were styled as double entendres alluding to Garfield’s weight (Note: an extra at the end of a Garfield compilation advertised “rejected book titles”). These books introduced the “Garfield format” in publishing, whereby the rectangular books are horizontally oriented to match comic strip dimensions; Davis has recalled having to invent the format in order to better fit the books on store shelves. Volumes 37 and later introduced a new, larger square book in full color, showing the Sunday strips to be formatted in a size as they usually are, instead of shrunken-down to meet the book size. However, this means that the first panel after the logo box (called the drop panel because newspapers can drop it without ruining the point of the strip) is no longer printed in the compilation books.

Each of the original 36 books will be re-released in the new larger format, dubbed “Garfield Classics”. So far, the first 34 books have been reprinted in this format.

Title Comics Years Release Date
Garfield at Large: His First Book June 19, 1978 – January 22, 1979 September 16, 1980
Garfield Gains Weight: His Second Book January 23, 1979 – August 26, 1979 March 25, 1981
Garfield Bigger Than Life: His Third Book August 27, 1979 – March 30, 1980 September 8, 1981
Garfield Weighs In: His Fourth Book March 31, 1980 – November 2, 1980 March 15, 1982
Garfield Takes the Cake: His Fifth Book November 3, 1980 – June 7, 1981 June 16, 1982
Garfield Eats His Heart Out: His Sixth Book June 8, 1981 – January 10, 1982 February 12, 1983
Garfield Sits Around the House: His Seventh Book January 11, 1982 – August 15, 1982 March 10, 1983
Garfield Tips the Scales: His Eighth Book August 16, 1982 – March 20, 1983 February 12, 1984
Garfield Loses His Feet: His Ninth Book March 21, 1983 – October 23, 1983 September 12, 1984
Garfield Makes It Big: His 10th Book October 24, 1983 – May 27, 1984 February 12, 1985
Garfield Rolls On: His 11th Book May 28, 1984 – December 30, 1984 September 12, 1985
Garfield Out to Lunch: His 12th Book December 31, 1984 – August 4, 1985 February 12, 1986
Garfield Food for Thought: His 13th Book August 5, 1985 – March 11, 1986 February 12, 1987
Garfield Swallows His Pride: His 14th Book March 12, 1986 – October 12, 1986 September 12, 1987
Garfield Worldwide: His 15th Book October 13, 1986 – May 17, 1987 February 12, 1988
Garfield Rounds Out: His 16th Book May 18, 1987 – December 19, 1987 September 12, 1988
Garfield Chews the Fat: His 17th Book December 20, 1987 – July 24, 1988 February 18, 1989
Garfield Goes to Waist: His 18th Book July 25, 1988 – February 25, 1989 February 24, 1990
Garfield Hangs Out: His 19th Book February 26, 1989 – September 30, 1989 October 3, 1990
Garfield Takes Up Space: His 20th Book October 1, 1989 – May 5, 1990 February 13, 1991
Garfield Says a Mouthful: His 21st Book May 6, 1990 – December 4, 1990 September 24, 1991
Garfield By the Pound: His 22nd Book December 5, 1990 – July 7, 1991 February 25, 1992
Garfield Keeps His Chins Up: His 23rd Book July 8, 1991 – February 4, 1992 September 8, 1992
Garfield Takes His Licks: His 24th Book February 5, 1992 – September 5, 1992 February 10, 1993
Garfield Hits the Big Time: His 25th Book September 6, 1992 – April 10, 1993 August 24, 1993
Garfield Pulls His Weight: His 26th Book April 11, 1993 – November 9, 1993 September 20, 1994
Garfield Dishes It Out: His 27th Book November 10, 1993 – June 11, 1994 February 14, 1995
Garfield Life in the Fat Lane: His 28th Book June 12, 1994 – January 10, 1995 September 26, 1995
Garfield Tons of Fun: His 29th Book January 11, 1995 – August 12, 1995 February 13, 1996
Garfield Bigger and Better: His 30th Book August 13, 1995 – March 11, 1996 September 24, 1996
Garfield Hams It Up: His 31st Book March 12, 1996 – October 12, 1996 March 11, 1997
Garfield Thinks Big: His 32nd Book October 13, 1996 – May 13, 1997 October 7, 1997
Garfield Throws His Weight Around: His 33rd Book May 14, 1997 – December 13, 1997 October 6, 1998
Garfield Life to the Fullest: His 34th Book December 14, 1997 – July 14, 1998 February 22, 1999
Garfield Feeds the Kitty: His 35th Book July 15, 1998 – February 13, 1999 August 31, 1999
Garfield Hogs the Spotlight: His 36th Book February 14, 1999 – September 11, 1999 February 29, 2000
Garfield Beefs Up: His 37th Book September 12, 1999 – April 8, 2000 October 3, 2000
Garfield Gets Cookin’: His 38th Book April 9, 2000 – November 4, 2000 October 2, 2001
Garfield Eats Crow: His 39th Book November 5, 2000 – June 2, 2001 January 1, 2003
Garfield: Survival of the Fattest: His 40th Book June 3, 2001 – December 29, 2001 February 3, 2004
Garfield Older and Wider: His 41st Book December 30, 2001 – July 27, 2002 January 25, 2005
Garfield Pigs Out: His 42nd Book July 28, 2002 – February 22, 2003 February 7, 2006
Garfield Blots Out The Sun: His 43rd Book February 23, 2003 – September 20, 2003 January 30, 2007
Garfield Goes Bananas: His 44th Book September 21, 2003 – April 17, 2004 August 28, 2007
Garfield Large & In Charge: His 45th Book April 18, 2004 – November 13, 2004 January 29, 2008
Garfield Spills the Beans: His 46th Book November 14, 2004 – June 11, 2005 September 30, 2008
Garfield Gets His Just Desserts: His 47th Book June 12, 2005 – January 7, 2006 January 27, 2009
Garfield Will Eat For Food: His 48th Book January 8, 2006 – August 5, 2006 August 25, 2009
Garfield Weighs His Options: His 49th Book August 6, 2006 – March 3, 2007 January 26, 2010
Garfield Potbelly of Gold: His 50th Book March 4, 2007 – September 29, 2007 August 31, 2010
Garfield Shovels It In: His 51st Book September 30, 2007 - April 26, 2008 January 25, 2011
Garfield Lard of the Jungle: His 52nd Book April 27, 2008 - November 22, 2008 August 30, 2011
Garfield Brings Home The Bacon: His 53rd Book November 23, 2008 - June 20, 2009 January 31, 2012
Garfield Gets in a Pickle: His 54th Book June 21, 2009 - January 16, 2010 September 11, 2012
Garfield Sings for His Supper: His 55th Book January 17, 2010 - August 14, 2010 March 12, 2013
Garfield Caution: Wide Load: His 56th Book August 15, 2010 to March 12, 2011 September 10, 2013
Garfield Souped Up: His 57th Book March 13, 2011 to October 8, 2011 January 28, 2014
Garfield Goes To His Happy Place: His 58th Book October 9, 2011 to May 5, 2012 August 26, 2014
Garfield the Big Cheese: His 59th Book May 6, 2012 to December 1, 2012 January 27, 2015
Garfield Cleans His Plate: His 60th Book December 2, 2012 to June 29, 2013 August 25, 2015
Garfield Chickens Out: His 61th Book June 30, 2013 to January 25, 2014 May 10, 2016
Garfield Listens To His Gut: His 62th Book January 26, 2014 to August 23, 2014 December 20, 2016
Garfield Cooks Up Trouble: His 63rd Book August 23, 2014 to March 21, 2015 June 13, 2017
Garfield Feeds His Face: His 64th Book ? to ? December 12th 2017

Extras

In the books, there are numerous 'extras' at the front and/or back.

Title Extras
Garfield at Large: His First Book Garfield Walking into the Sunset
Garfield Gains Weight: His Second Book A Talk With Jim Davis
Garfield Bigger Than Life: His Third Book How to Draw Garfield
Garfield Weighs In: His Fourth Book A Garfield Morning
Garfield Takes the Cake: His Fifth Book Garfield Eating Tips
Garfield Eats His Heart Out: His Sixth Book Garfield Diet Tips
Garfield Sits Around the House: His Seventh Book A Garfield Night
Garfield Tips the Scales: His Eighth Book Garfield Replaced by a Machine
Garfield Loses His Feet: His Ninth Book If Garfield Didn't Entertain
Garfield Makes it Big: His Tenth Book Garfield's Loves and Hates
Garfield Rolls On: His 11th Book To the Prospective Cartoonist
Garfield Out to Lunch: His 12th Book Earliest Known Garfield
Garfield Food for Thought: His 13th Book The Zodiac According to Garfield
Garfield Swallows His Pride: His 14th Book Garfield's Ten All-Time Favourite Bad Cat Jokes
Garfield Worldwide: His 15th Book Not the Real Garfield
Garfield Rounds Out: His 16th Book Garfield's Scale of Intelligence
Garfield Chews the Fat: His 17th Book Garfield Impressions
Garfield Goes to Waist: His 18th Book
Garfield Hangs Out: His 19th Book
Garfield Takes Up Space: His 20th Book
Garfield Says a Mouthful: His 21st Book
Garfield By the Pound: His 22nd Book
Garfield Keeps His Chins Up: His 23rd Book
Garfield Takes His Licks: His 24th Book
Garfield Hits the Big Time: His 25th Book
Garfield Pulls His Weight: His 26th Book
Garfield Dishes It Out: His 27th Book
Garfield Life in the Fat Lane: His 28th Book
Garfield Tons of Fun: His 29th Book
Garfield Bigger and Better: His 30th Book
Garfield Hams It Up: His 31st Book
Garfield Thinks Big: His 32nd Book
Garfield Throws His Weight Around: His 33rd Book
Garfield Life to the Fullest: His 34th Book
Garfield Feeds the Kitty: His 35th Book
Garfield Hogs the Spotlight: His 36th Book
Garfield Beefs Up: His 37th Book
Garfield Gets Cookin’: His 38th Book
Garfield Eats Crow: His 39th Book
Garfield: Survival of the Fattest: His 40th Book
Garfield Older and Wider: His 41st Book
Garfield Pigs Out: His 42nd Book
Garfield Blots Out The Sun: His 43rd Book
Garfield Goes Bananas: His 44th Book
Garfield Large & In Charge: His 45th Book
Garfield Spills the Beans: His 46th Book
Garfield Gets His Just Desserts: His 47th Book
Garfield Will Eat For Food: His 48th Book
Garfield Weighs His Options: His 49th Book
Garfield Potbelly of Gold: His 50th Book
Garfield Shovels It In: His 51st Book
Garfield Lard of the Jungle: His 52nd Book
Garfield Brings Home The Bacon: His 53rd Book
Garfield Gets in a Pickle: His 54th Book
Garfield Sings for His Supper: His 55th Book
Garfield Caution: Wide Load: His 56th Book
Garfield Souped Up: His 57th Book
Garfield Goes To His Happy Place: His 58th Book
Garfield the Big Cheese: His 59th Book
Garfield Cleans His Plate: His 60th Book
Garfield Chickens Out: His 61th Book
Garfield Listens To His Gut: His 62th Book Food Attitude
Garfield Cooks Up Trouble: His 63rd Book N/A
Garfield Feeds His Face: His 64th Book N/A

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