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Happy 30th Birthday Garfield round-up

Today marks Jim Davis’ 30th anniversary of the launch of Garfield. Here is a round up of all things Garfield for the day.

News Articles

The Times Online (Uk) takes a look at the Garfield empire that is estimated at $750 Million to $1 Billion last year.

Newslink Indiana interviews Jim Davis. They’ve also posted a video portion of the interviews. Here are the 6 clips.

Fandom

Several tribute sites have popped up over the years. Some have received praise and press coverage of late. Some are older and more obscure.

  • Garfield Minus Garfield
  • Barfield – Garfield loses his lunch.
  • The Garfield Randomizer – Randomizes the three three panels.
  • Nothing Garfield – A title that sums it up.
  • Lasanga Cat – described as “One man lives with the burden of making the entire world laugh everyday… It’s time we show him just how much we care.” It includes soon to be classic episodes such as:
  • YouTube

    Searching on the keyword “Garfield” on YouTube returns 9,620 results. Way to many to post here. If you didn’t like the tribute video above, feel free to visit YouTube and find your own.

    Community Comments

    #1 Larry Levine
    June/19/2008
    @ 7:22 am

    Happy 30th Birthday, Garfield–the lasanga is on me!

    #2 David Reddick
    June/19/2008
    @ 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday you fat, lazy, orange fuzzball, you!

    #3 Eric Burke
    June/19/2008
    @ 9:37 am

    Don’t forget my personal fav, the twisted Arbuckle by any artist that wants to contribute:
    http://www.tailsteak.com/arbuckle/index.php?date=780619

    #4 Lucas Turnbloom
    June/19/2008
    @ 12:33 pm

    Garfield! Happy B-day!

    #5 Chris Evans
    June/19/2008
    @ 2:13 pm

    I can’t imagine life without a Garfield. He’s right up there with Snoopy.

    #6 Jose M. Bielza
    June/21/2008
    @ 5:47 pm

    Ol’ Garfield is still on top…

    #7 Karsten Schley
    June/23/2008
    @ 8:44 am

    30 years… Mr Davies must have done something damn right. Happy B-Day!

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