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    Jim Davis - Original Comic Strip Art for Garfield Daily dated 8-4-78 (United Features Syndicate, 1978). On June 19, 1978 a fat orange cat with an oversized attitude debuted in a mere 40 newspapers nationwide. From such humble beginnings are mighty titans born, however, and within a decade that initial circulation had grown to an astounding 2,000 papers, a level previously reached only by the eternally-popular Blondie and Peanuts. Even later, Garfield would find himself the focus of animated TV specials, a Saturday morning cartoon, and more merchandise than you could shake a plate of lasagna at. The strip offered here, a very early example, features a different, slightly surlier Garfield than the one we've come to know and love. In a mere three panels, the plump feline totally demolishes the world of TV commercials. With an image area of approximately 14" x 4" overall, and in excellent condition, this gem is signed in the final panel by Jim Davis.

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