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Random House Publishing Group, Fall 2018

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Garfield Complete Works: Volume 1: 1978 & 1979
By (author): Jim Davis
9780425287125 Hardcover English General Trade HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons Sep 18, 2018
$34.00 CAD
Active 6.74 x 8.47 x 0.95 in | 1.34 lb 256 pages 4-COLOR THROUGHOUT Ballantine Ballantine Books
Together for the first time, a beautifully packaged, full-color collector’s edition of the first year of Garfield strips, featuring an introduction by Jim Davis and never-before-seen archival material.

From teasing the constantly clueless Odie and Jon to planning his next lavish meal, Garfield has done quite a bit in the last forty years. Garfield Complete Works: Volume One collects the first year of Garfield’s antics in a gorgeous full-color package.

NEW MATERIAL: The first volume will feature a new introduction from Jim Davis, as well as never-before-seen archival material.

PACKAGE: The full-color book will be packaged in a classy style similar to the Peanuts collections from Fantagraphics, ideal for Garfield collectors. The jacket will feature matte film lamination with spot gloss and attractive endpapers.

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR COMICS IN THE WORLD: The Garfield strip was born on June 29, 1978, syndicated in forty-one newspapers. Today, Garfield is certified by Guinness World Records as the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world, with 200 million daily readers and syndicated in 2,100 newspapers in 80 countries.

HIGH-TRAFFIC WEB PRESENCE: Garfield has a strong presence in social media, too, with almost 17 million likes on Facebook.

JIM DAVIS’s world-famous strip is syndicated in more than 2,100 newspapers with 200 million daily readers. Since Garfield’s birth in 1978, his books have more than 135 million copies in print, have been translated into 40 languages, and 33 titles have been New York Times bestsellers.

Author Residence: Muncie, IN

Author Hometown: Muncie, IN

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