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The Creation of Garfield (Hardback)

Hobbies & Lifestyle > Biography P&S History > By Century > 20th Century P&S History > Social History

By Rodney McCance
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781526768346
Published: 10th December 2021


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Since 1978 Jim Davis’ sarcastic, orange tabby cat has entertained millions of people appearing in Newspapers, books, cartoons and even his own films. Why has a lazy, coffee drinking, lasagna loving feline become a worldwide sensation loved by millions of people? From his small-town beginnings in Muncie, Indiana, The Creation of Garfield explores our relationship with Garfield, Jon and Odie and how Davis’ characters have become such an integral part of American pop culture over the decades.

A hardback book with a familiar smiling and mischievous ginger cat decorating the cover – in part, one of the reasons I decided to review it.
Garfield was a big part of my teenaged years and this book explains the background of this adorable but full-of-attitude cat. I always felt sorry for Jon, and when Odie came along him too. But the star of the show was always Garfield himself and that's how it was intended to be.

Long live Garfield!

For the Love of Books

Overall an interesting read, especially for fans of the character.

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Rosie Amber

About Rodney McCance

Rodney McCance is an author from Belfast, Northern Ireland. His stories have been featured in comic anthologies by Source Point Press, Markosia, Gray Haven Comics, Swamp Line Comics, Future Quake Press and other independent comics in Europe and the United States. He has a mini-series called Sirius due for worldwide release this year and other projects in development. He runs his own small press comics publisher, which has released three titles – Tales Of The Fractured Mind, The Burning Memory and Tales Of Fractured Worlds. His debut novel The Forverlands is due for release in 2020. He is a graduate of Film Studies and English at Queens University Belfast and he is a lover and scholar of comics books, having written articles about comics for various websites and newspapers. He is also a co-host on the Coffee & Heroes Podcast.

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