You grew up reading/watching his most famous of creations; a fat, orange cat with a lousy, lackadaisical attitude about mice, Mondays, and moving. Jim Davis is the creator of Garfield. Today is his birthday and he is 67 years old.
Wikipedia says: James Robert “Jim” Davis (born July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strip Garfield. He has also worked on other strips: Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, U.S. Acres (aka Orson’s Farm) and a strip about Mr. Potato Head.
Davis has written (or in some cases co-written) all of the Emmy Award-winning or nominated Garfield TV specials and was one of the producers behind the Garfield & Friends TV show which aired on CBS from 1988 to 1995. Davis is the writer and executive producer of a trilogy of C.G.-direct-to-video feature films about Garfield, as well as one of the executive producers and the creator for the new CGI-animated TV series The Garfield Show. He continues to work on the strip.