7 Fun Facts About the Famous Cartoon Cat 

Garfield is depicted as an orange tabby domestic shorthair cat in the comics. No official "Garfield" breed exists.  


June 19th is celebrated as Garfield's birthday in the comic strip and the date his first strip debuted.


Garfield was created by cartoonist Jim Davis. The comic debuted in 1978 and still runs today.


Garfield is known in the strips for his massive appetite and great love of lasagna. 

 Lasagna Obsession 

Davis based parts of Garfield on his childhood tabby cat and another tabby he observed in Indiana.  

 Real-Life Models

Several movies have been made starring the Garfield character and computer animation.  

Movie Adaptations

One of the world's most recognizable and profitable cartoon characters with huge merchandising.


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