Friday, May 22, 2020


Wish You Were Here, from Jim Davis

Here's another Garfield postcard, this one is coded #P5530, from Argus Communications. I'm not a big Garfield fan, but IMHO this is one of the funniest postcards ever.


I hate Garfield, but it should be noted that it is the last comic strip creation that generated a huge lot of fans and licensing, a fad, of sorts. At the current pace, it may be the final one as well.
I only read the "Garfield minus Garfield" blog. That's enough Garfield for me.
Some decades ago, at the height of the Garfieldmania, there was a TV special that centered on Davis. He not only offered a guided tour of his empire, but showcased the main artists who assisted on the strip (showing exactly what they did), produced product art, worked on the animated specials, etc. He came off as enthusiastic about their work, impressed with their talent, and frankly proud to show off these guys working for him. Maybe it was just exceptionally adroit PR, but I've had a level of respect for Garfield ever since.
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