DescriptionJIM DAVIS (American, 1945)
Doodle for Hunger
Ink on paper
8 x 10 in.
Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
Image of Garfield printed on card, then signed by Jim Davis, "Best Wishes! Jim Davis". The image of Garfield is not an original sketch.
Artists, entertainers, athletes, politicians, and business celebrities put their artistic and creative skills to good use by doodling. Proceeds from Doodle for Hunger allow St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters to give support to a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. Special conditions of sale apply.
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters: Mission Statement
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters is established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in a dignified and supportive manner. The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters takes a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that eradicate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger.
The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters support a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor.
The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters also fights hunger through special events for those in need. Each location has customized its program according to the needs of the local community.
Working together with the staff and volunteers at various locations to promote emotional and physical well-being through programs sponsored by banks, hospitals, social service providers, and the corporate community, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters raises awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships.
In addition to feeding the hungry, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters works to eliminate hunger and its underlying causes by providing literacy programs, counseling for persons with addictions, support for victims of domestic violence, and training for those who help eradicate the various structural causes of hunger.
Davis, Jim:Jim Davis was born in Marion, Indiana in 1945. After college, Jim spent two years working for a local advertising agency before becoming an assistant to Tumbleweeds creator, Tom Ryan. He combined his wry wit with the art skills he had honed since childhood and Garfield, a fat, lazy, lasagna-loving, cynical cat was born. The strip debuted on June 19, 1978 in 41 U.S. newspapers. Today, GARFIELD is read in 2570 newspapers by 263,000,000 readers around the globe. Recently, Guinness World Records named Garfield "The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World." Davis has had many successes with Garfield including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and induction into the Licensing Hall of Fame (1998), and National Cartoonist Society Awards for Best Humor Strip (1981 and 1985), an Elzie Segar Award (1990), and a Reuben Award (1990) for overall excellence in cartooning
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