Garfield memorabilia is highly sought by collectors because of its humor and fine craftsmanship. Garfield was created by artist Jim Davis in 1978. The Garfield comic strip has been translated into at least 12 different languages and is estimated to be read by over a million people each day. Garfield will be celebrating his 20th birthday on June 19, 1998. He has certainly gained a lot of popularity (and a hearty appetite) throughout the years as a comic strip and as a licensed toy. Garfield*s success can be compared to an all-you-can-eat buffet; he will keep coming back for more!