Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield (named after Davis' grandfather); his owner, Jon Arbuckle; and Arbuckle's dog, Odie. As of 2007, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. As of December 16, 2015, the strip has 13,695 issues.
Latest Announcement: "Garfield: Homecoming #3" Is Out Now!
KaBOOM! has just released the third issue of the "Garfield: Homecoming" series. On BOOM! Studio's official website, the comic costs $3.99, while on Amazon, it costs $4.59. The Comic has been written by Scott Nickel and is illustrated by the artists Ben Sears and Antonio Alfaro. An official preview is seen below, as well as the blurb.
Garfield finds himself at the home of a crazy cat lady, who dresses him up in silly outfits and takes video of him. Garfield becomes an internet sensation, but doesn't get along with the many other cats in the house. Meanwhile, Odie continues his search for Garfield. Artist Ben Sears joins Scott Nickel for the penultimate installment of Garfield's cross-country adventure
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Featured Article: Odie
Odie is the deuteragonist of the Garfield franchise.
Odie is the lovable, seemingly dopey, kind, underweight, yellow-furred, brown-eared beagle, who is Garfield's best friend (and usual victim). Although Garfield says that he is dumb, Odie can be relatively smart on occasion. He is capable of communicating articulate sentences through barks. Garfield once described him as "honest, true blue, and decent." He is constantly panting with his very large tongue. He often drools huge puddles. The meanings of his barks are not actually discernible like one would assume, and are only made obvious by Garfield.
Odie was based on a car dealership commercial, written by Jim Davis, which featured Odie the Village Idiot. Davis liked the name "Odie" and decided to use it again. When Garfield was first submitted, Davis named the main dog character "Spot" before finding out that the name was already being used by another character. Odie first appeared in the strip on August 8, 1978; the date is considered his birthday. While he was actually brought in by Lyman, Odie eventually became a pet to Jon Arbuckle. There are some strips, however, which state that Odie was originally owned by Jon. In the motion picture, Odie was adopted by Jon at a veterinarian center.
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Featured Episode: Ode to Odie
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