Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Marion, Indiana

Biography:
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


 

Jim Davis Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Jim Davis Garfield Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-01-83 (United Feature Syndicate, 1983).... (Total: 3 Items)
Jim Davis Garfield Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-01-83 (United Feature Syndicate, 1983).... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 92098
Auction 7084
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$5,078.75
Jim Davis Garfield Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-3-78 (United Feature Syndicate, 1978)
Jim Davis Garfield Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-3-78 (United Feature Syndicate, 1978)....
Lot 92096
Auction 7059
Friday, May 11, 2012
$3,585.00
Jim Davis Garfield Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-88 (United Feature Syndicate, 1988)
Jim Davis Garfield Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-88 (United Feature Syndicate, 1988)....
Lot 92173
Auction 7158
Saturday, February 25, 2017
$3,585.00
Jim Davis - Original Comic Strip Art for Garfield Daily dated 8-4-78 (United Features Syndicate, 1978)
Jim Davis - Original Comic Strip Art for Garfield Daily dated 8-4-78 (United Features Syndicate, 1978)....
Lot 1028
Auction 810
Sunday, April 4, 2004
$3,565.00
Jim Davis Garfield Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-17-95 (PAWS/United Feature Syndicate, 1995).... (Total: 3 Ite...
Jim Davis Garfield Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-17-95 (PAWS/United Feature Syndicate, 1995).... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 92050
Auction 7033
Friday, May 6, 2011
$2,868.00

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