Dog Years I'd Be Dead: Garfield at 25
by Jim Davis
Book Description: Experience twenty-five years of the furry
phenomenon known as Garfield with this fun, in-depth, and lavishly illustrated
Jim Davis's grandfather, James A. Garfield Davis, was a big, cantankerous,
outspoken man. Garfield is a big, cantankerous, outspoken cat. Coincidence?
Of course not. The cartoon affectionately modeled on his grandfather has
propelled creator Jim Davis—and Garfield—into the realm of comic superstardom.
In this book, you'll get a unique look back at the humble beginnings and
enormous success of America's favorite feline.
In Dog Years I'd Be Dead takes a comprehensive look at everything Garfield—
the comics, the television shows, the zillions of products (who on the
planet hasn't seen the grinning plush doll suction-cupped to a car window?),
and, of course, the fans. You'll get the inside scoop about the pioneering
comic-strip books that set the standard for the industry with a shape now
called the “Garfield format.” You'll venture into the studio where the
voice talent recorded TV shows, and hear about the antics of special guest
stars like Jonathan Winters and Buddy Hackett. Loaded with never-before-seen
archival gems from Jim Davis's personal collection and tribute cartoons
from legends like Beetle Bailey's Mort Walker, Blondie's Dean Young, and
The Family Circus's Bill Keane, this is a book to treasure.
from Ballantine Books (Trd)