Jim Davis

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Birthday
28, 1945
Birthplace
Marion, IN
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Birthday
28, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
Marion, IN

About

Cartoonist whose famously sarcastic cat, Garfield, first appeared in 1978. His other works include Gnorm Gnat and Tumbleweeds.

Before Fame

He grew up on a small farm in Indiana with his parents, brother, and twenty-five cats.

Trivia

He established the Professor Garfield Foundation to promote children's literacy.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

Fellow cartoonist Charles Schulz had very little regard for Davis' Garfield comic strip.