June 19, 1978, the first one.
I have been a fan of Garfield since the beginning. I will enjoy reminiscing. Thanks.
This is interesting… the originals weren’t color!
Wow. How they have changed over the years. Look how small their eyes are as compared to the size they are in the later strips.
It’s great to see how the Garfield comics evolve!
I always liked Garfield best back in it’s beginning days, so this’ll be fun.
And so, the story begins…Love it!
Wow they’re reshowing the whole comic strip! Awesome
Glad to get in on Day 1. We have all the Garfield books and I do believe the earlier ones were b + w. Too lazy to take a look.
I’ve been a fan of Garfield most of my life, and have all the books. The original dailies were not in colour. Remember, these were newspaper comics, and newspapers did not use a lot of colour 38 years ago, certainly not on the comics page. The Sunday strips were in colour, but printed in B&W in the collections. Newer releases of the collections are being colourized as they are re-released, at least in the Fat Cat 3-pack volumes.
Is this the only time we hear that Jon is a cartoonist? In all of the other strips, he doesn’t appear to ever have a job.
Not only in my queue, but it is being placed HIGH in my queue to start.I missed a lot at the beginning of his career.
I like to watch the evolution, up to the point that he stands up and is no longer a cat. I quit buying the books then.
This is cool to Read from the very beginning!Jon’s always nagging Garfield about losing weight, but compared to 1978 Garfield weighs as much as Odie :)
I like Garfield looking more like an actual cat.
He’s our favorite feline from the beginning.
When did the first Garfield book come out? It was a good time to be a 10-year old kid! Love these. Looking forward to seeing Lyman again!
the very first one. :D
Wow, I caught the first. I’ll make sure to follow.
Never seen Garfield this old and fat.
i think somewhere in the 42 book the current and old garfield meet eachother and garfield they compare each other
Jon is the silent partner and Garfield ventriloquist. Garfield decides when to eat, sleep and do his duties………………
You know like President Trump where the media and Sarah Sanders are Trump’s ventriloquists.
It feels like I’m reading/seeing the very first strip; like I’m witnessing the birth of Garfield
I just wonder, is Jon, the creator of Garfield.
Wow. They Look so Different but, They’re Still The Same
Me better cat me go brrrr
Go Jim davis
is this his oldest comic?
And he is not
TOUCHDOWN FOR COMICSTRIPS!!!!!!!!! 27-YARD PASS BY PIG AND AN 34-YARD RUN BY GARFIELD! BELIVE IT OR NOT, GARFIELD ACTUALLY RAN! WERE OFF FOR AN AMAZING SEASON! SEE YOU NEXT TIME!
This is the very first one. I loved the oversized Garfield.
I do not even reconize John’s face wow that is old.
Wait a minute… does anybody else realize what is happening here?
And so it all began…
These “classic strips seem pointless because they are in the main strip archives
Omg they look so derpy from 5 years ago!!!
So is Jon the one making the comics in-universe?
No he discusses changing with Lyman and Liz tells her parents causing them to hyperventilate into a paper bag
March 25, 2017