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.

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 University. While attending Ball State, he became a member of the Theta Xi fratern
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Garfield at Large: His Firs...

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Garfield Gains Weight (Garf...

4.07 avg rating — 4,742 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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Garfield Weighs In (Garfiel...

4.24 avg rating — 2,353 ratings — published 1982 — 20 editions
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Garfield Bigger Than Life (...

4.24 avg rating — 2,421 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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Garfield Takes the Cake (Ga...

4.24 avg rating — 2,199 ratings — published 1982 — 18 editions
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Garfield Tips the Scales (G...

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Garfield Vol. 1

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Garfield Takes up Space (Ga...

4.26 avg rating — 1,527 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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Garfield Chews the Fat (Gar...

4.28 avg rating — 1,516 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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Garfield Hangs Out (Garfiel...

4.28 avg rating — 1,446 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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Garfield at Large: His Firs... Garfield Gains Weight Garfield Bigger Than Life Garfield Weighs In Garfield Takes the Cake Garfield Eats His Heart Out Garfield Sits around the House
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Garfield: The Great Lover Garfield: The Gladiator Garfield: What's Cooking? Garfield: In The Pink Garfield: Just Good Friends Garfield: Plays It Again Garfield: Going Places
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“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
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