Garfield, the American comic star cat, turns 42 today.
Artist Jim Davis created the character Garfield in 1978, after working as an assistant to cartoonist Tom Ryan for Tombleweeds. The orange and lazy cat has become one of the most popular comic book characters. At the beginning, Garfield appeared in 41 newspapers in the USA, so that in 2002, he reached the pages of 2,570 publications.
An orange and obese cat named Garfield who is trying to live his perfect life, full of laziness and good food is the favorite cat for many kids. Because he lives with Jon Arbuckle and the stubborn puppy Odie, Garfield believes that the world revolves around him and his desire is to live comfortably.
Garfield was also successful on the small and big screens. In the 1980s, the Garfield and Friends animated series was dedicated to him, and in the 2000s he became a hero in two films, on the big screens: Garfield: The Movie (2004) and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006).
The creator of the lasagna-loving cat grew up surrounded by cats on a farm in Indiana, and the name "Garfield" was inspired by Davis' grandfather.