GoComics Interviews Jim Davis on the Eve of Garfield’s 40th

As the great orange cat approaches his 40th birthday, Jim Davis and GoComics did a Q&A. 

From the interview:

GoComics: What would you say is the single Garfield strip over the years that created the most buzz or controversy? 

Jim Davis: I did a strip where Garfield is laying on the floor saying he’s down. Down, down, down, down, down. And, because he has nowhere to go from there, he ends with, “comma, comma, down dooby doo down, down.”

That was from October 18, 1983. I received a ton of comments on that strip. And I think we ended up giving the original to Neil Sedaka. I wonder if the younger folks out there are scratching their heads or singing along…?


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