First Garfield Classics by Jim Davis for June 20, 2016

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member over 6 years ago

    June 19, 1978, the first one.

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    NiborW  over 6 years ago

    I have been a fan of Garfield since the beginning. I will enjoy reminiscing. Thanks.

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    ArmOfTheSportsPress  over 6 years ago

    This is interesting… the originals weren’t color!

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    Mark Burgio Premium Member over 6 years ago

    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.

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    katy Premium Member over 6 years ago

    It’s great to see how the Garfield comics evolve!

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    Just one more thing  over 6 years ago
    I like this more because this is all jim davis art
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    scyphi26  over 6 years ago

    I always liked Garfield best back in it’s beginning days, so this’ll be fun.

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    Dragoncat  over 6 years ago

    And so, the story begins…Love it!

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    SupaTeen  over 6 years ago

    Wow they’re reshowing the whole comic strip! Awesome

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    daleandkristen  over 6 years ago

    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.

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    up2trixx  over 6 years ago

    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.

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    bretwheadon Premium Member over 6 years ago

    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.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 6 years ago

    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.

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    angelolady Premium Member over 6 years ago

    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.

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    Chad Cheetah  over 6 years ago

    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 :)

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    morningglory61 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I like Garfield looking more like an actual cat.

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    aquayoshi3  over 6 years ago

    He’s our favorite feline from the beginning.

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    Pirate Mike creator over 6 years ago

    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!

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    TheAmazingGoomba  over 6 years ago

    the very first one. :D

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    bigcatbusiness  over 6 years ago

    Wow, I caught the first. I’ll make sure to follow.

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    josephz2va  almost 6 years ago

    Never seen Garfield this old and fat.

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    RMC125  over 5 years ago

    i think somewhere in the 42 book the current and old garfield meet eachother and garfield they compare each other

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    lan.denunzio  about 4 years ago

    Jon is the silent partner and Garfield ventriloquist. Garfield decides when to eat, sleep and do his duties………………

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    lan.denunzio  about 4 years ago

    You know like President Trump where the media and Sarah Sanders are Trump’s ventriloquists.

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    Some Guy online  over 3 years ago

    It feels like I’m reading/seeing the very first strip; like I’m witnessing the birth of Garfield

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    GabrielLeonesThatComicGuy  over 3 years ago

    I just wonder, is Jon, the creator of Garfield.

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    Z.J. Lilly   over 2 years ago

    Wow. They Look so Different but, They’re Still The Same

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    DiotheClasher  over 2 years ago

    Me better cat me go brrrr

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    JacobySalguero  over 2 years ago

    Go Jim davis

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    26aloc  over 2 years ago

    is this his oldest comic?

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    OliverWolfers  over 2 years ago

    And he is not

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    smorbie the great and beautiful  about 2 years ago

    This is the very first one. I loved the oversized Garfield.

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    Pets of the comics  almost 2 years ago

    Feed me

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    TysonJason  almost 2 years ago

    I do not even reconize John’s face wow that is old.

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    Cedar the squirrel  over 1 year ago

    Wait a minute… does anybody else realize what is happening here?

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    RageElixir Gaming  over 1 year ago

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    akb02  over 1 year ago

    And so it all began…

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    Julian Dieter  about 1 year ago

    These “classic strips seem pointless because they are in the main strip archives

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    Nightmare  about 1 year ago

    Omg they look so derpy from 5 years ago!!!

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    spunch bop (Gabuboi)  7 months ago

    So is Jon the one making the comics in-universe?

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    Arthury2027  4 months ago

    No he discusses changing with Lyman and Liz tells her parents causing them to hyperventilate into a paper bag

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