Jim Davis





Jim Davis

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in Fairmont, Indiana, The United States
July 28, 1945

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James Robert "Jim" Davis is an American cartoonist who created the popular comic strip Garfield. Other comics that he has worked on are Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, Slapstick, and a strip about Mr. Potato Head. He also has created a Garfield T.V. show that aired on CBS for six years.

Jim Davis was born in Fairmount, Indiana, near Marion, where he grew up on a small farm with his father James William Davis, mother Anna Catherine (Carter) Davis, brother Dave, and 25 cats. Davis' childhood on a farm parallels the life of his cartoon character Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle, who was also raised on a farm with his parents and a brother, Doc Boy. Jon, too, is a cartoonist, and also celebrates his birthday on July 28. Davis attended Ball State Universi
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Average rating: 4.14 · 41,213 ratings · 1,215 reviews · 978 distinct works · Similar authors
Garfield Gains Weight (Garf...
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Garfield at Large: His Firs...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,005 ratings — published 1980 — 13 editions
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Garfield Weighs In (Garfiel...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 1982 — 15 editions
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Garfield Bigger Than Life (...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,453 ratings — published 1981 — 11 editions
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Garfield Takes the Cake (Ga...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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Garfield Takes up Space (Ga...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,023 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Garfield Tips the Scales (G...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,040 ratings — published 1984 — 9 editions
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Garfield Chews the Fat (Gar...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 939 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Garfield Hangs Out (Garfiel...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 911 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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Garfield Out to Lunch (Garf...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 867 ratings — published 1986 — 10 editions
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