- For the U.S. President, see James A. Garfield.
Garfield is a famous comic strip created by Jim Davis. It has a cat called Garfield, a dog called Odie, and their owner Jon Arbuckle. The cat is named after Davis's grandfather, James Garfield Davis (who was probably named after former U.S. President James Garfield). It first debuted in 1978 in 41 US newspapers. Garfield at Large was Garfield's first book that debuted in 1980 and was listed in the New York Times bestseller lists at #1. By 1983, Garfield was featured in 1400 newspapers, and was translated into seven different languages.
Garfield got a website in 1996. In 2002, Garfield was declared "Most widely syndicated comic strip in the world" by the Guinness Book of World Records. Garfield's 1st cookbook featured in 2003. In 2004, Garfield: The Movie was the first full-length feature movie based off of Garfield. Garfield is a fun loving cat who loves lasagna and is enjoyed by many people around the world.