Cartoonist whose famously sarcastic cat, Garfield, first appeared in 1978.
He grew up on a small farm in Illinois with his parents, brother, and twenty-five cats.
He established the Professor Garfield Foundation to promote children's literacy.
He and his wife, Jill, were married in 2000 and had three children together. Previously, he was married to Carolyn Altekruse, with whom he had one son.
Fellow cartoonist, Charles Schulz, had very little regard for Davis' "Garfield" comic strip.
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