The Garfield is a star of the most famous comic strips in history, being published in 2570 newspapers around the world (second only to Peanuts). The other main characters are Odie, a stupid dog, and Jon Arbuckle, a cartoonist, owner of two. Garfield is the creation of Jim Davis, who took the name of his grandfather James Garfield Davis (this had its name inspired by U.S. President James Garfield). In 70 years, Jim Davis wrote a comic strip, Gnorm Gnat, which had good reception. One editor said that “art was decent, the jokes were good” but could not for the public to identify an insect. Davis responded by creating a cartoon with a cat. The reason for choosing the animal was the lack of comic strips starring cats, and also have a character who could create merchandising. Garfield debuted on June 19, 1978. Had deformed features, small eyes and big cheeks. It showed sarcasm in his first strip, Jon - Hi, I’m Jon Arbuckle, and this is my cat, Garfield.Garfield - Hi, I’m Garfield, I’m a cat, and this is my cartoonist, Jon.Jon - Our only vocêGarfield concern is fun - Comida.No 10th anniversary, there was a special comic, one in which Jon shows “photo album” with old comics. He says that Garfield has not changed in 10 years, and the response of the cat is the same as the original (“Food”). The strip mocks people who turn in their pets’ owners of the house. “ It also shows a cat acting like a man (even walking on two legs) and addressing human problems (diet, boredom, dislike of Mondays etc.).. In 1980, Jim Davis Garfield redesigned, with oval eyes and stomach smaller, giving asjustification diet forçada.Em 1981, Davis created the Paws, Inc., the company responsible for the rights of the comic and the licensed products. The company is in the hometown of Davis, Muncie, Indiana. The Paws also has a team of artists who draws the comic strip, which is just now.The written by Davis in 1982, Garfield has starred in a TV special called Here comes Garfield.Eleven other special were made until 1991, an animated series, Garfield and Friends, was produced between 1988 and 1995.The cat was voiced by Carlos in Brazil Marques.Em June 7, 1999, the comic became colorida.Em 2004, was released Garfield the Movie, who used a computer graphics created by Garfield and voiced by Bill Murray (version Brazil is voiced by actor Antonio Calloni). A second feature film, Garfield 2, was released in 2007 2006.Em was released on DVD a movie called Get real Garfield (Garfield Gets Real) in the design of computer graphics, based on the comic. This time, the voice actor was Marco Antonio Abreu.Em 2008 was released another movie, the title Original Garfield’s Fun Fest, which was also in computer graphics. It was released theatrically in some countries (like Brazil, entitled The Feast of Garfield). In 2009, we launched a second animated series, The Show of Garfield, this time in computer graphics, and a 3rd film, called Garfield Pet Force.