Garfield memorabilia is highly sought by collectors because of its humor and fine craftsmanship. Garfield*t cat 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!