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20 Years & Still Kicking! Garfield's Twentieth Anniversary Collection Paperback – February 24, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (February 24, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345421264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345421265
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,361,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

It's hard to believe that everyone's favorite fat cat has been around for 20 years and is still going strong. This feline festschrift celebrates "Garfield"'s two decades at the top in a host of ways. You can watch the evolution of the characters, take a trivia quiz, or read Jim Davis's top 20 strips. The chubby chap (Garfield, that is, not Davis) even gives a rare interview.

It's always fascinating to look back at an enduring piece of pop culture, and "Garfield" is no exception. In spite of all the changes that have happened since 1978, it's somehow comforting to read this book and realize that those annoying little things that make life such fun haven't changed a bit. Whether he's dabbling in disco (Saturday Night Feline) or gobbling lasagna, life is always cool for this cat. --Simon Leake

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Garfield is the best. And I love Pookey too. I have a giant, stuffed Garfield in my office as well as other stuffed cats. Cats rule! If you happen to be a Garfield fanatic, then you'll definitely want to get the Garfield's Twentieth Anniversary Collection. The book takes you way back to the birth of Garfield and brings you up to date on the whole gang.

Gareth Rees, Manager of Special Projects--Publicity, Ballantine Publishing Group

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Penname on September 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
As a staple of my childhood, Garfield will always have a soft spot dedicated to him in my heart. But unlike the other comics I adored growing up, such as Calvin and Hobbes or Peanuts, which actually become funnier and more insightful the older I get, the world of Garfield seems ever to shrink and become more shallow and superficial. Like a mediocre standup comedian, the strip stays well within the boundaries of familiarity and comfort. Garfield is certainly not a strip that takes risks, or reveals any significant truths of any size about life. I suppose the predictably of gags that all deal with eating, sleeping, nerdiness, television, stupidity, boredom, spiders, and all the other topics that permeate the very confined universe of the strip has contributed to its longetivity: in the tradition of pop music, sitcoms, sequels, and fast food, Garfield spoonfeeds us that which we already know we like. Davis never challenges us, makes us think; instead he deals us a handful of words and pictures that lightly reaffirm what we already know. The characters are all one-dimensional, the punchlines obvious. In twenty years, the strip hasn't changed a bit, and it is perhaps that stagnant quality that has kept the strip anchored in the popular consciousness of a constantly shifting and uncertain world.

I suppose there are those who will say that I am being too demanding. After all, it's just a kid's strip. But if I didn't think Davis could rise above the level of stasis in which he dwells, I would accept the strip on its own terms and move on. His selection of the Top Twenty Garfield strips of all time, however, affirms that, at its best, the strip can be witty, absurd, satirical, and character-driven.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1998
Format: Paperback
Garfield's been around for twenty years now. That's right, he originally debuted in comics all the way back in 1978, squishing Gnorm Gnat... well... flat. And this occaison calls for the appropriate acknowledgement: FEED HIM! Full of laughs, that is. This book is 200 pages of classic (yet still hilarious) comic strips. Everything from the weeks Garfield, Jon and Odie were stuck in the blinds, the the first Monday and diet strips, to the strips that prove Davis is hopelessly obsessed with bugs. Also, Davis reviews a lot of the jokes. That's right. He shows you his favourite 20 gags, tells you what he REALLY thinks about Garfield's love for lasagna, and tells us the tale of how he made Garfield a super star. It's a very inspirational story, yet leaves us laughing. And if that wasn't enough, he also gives us a Gnorm Gnat joke, explanations of Lyman's mysterious dissappearance (I've always wondered what happened to that guy), and a huge section complete with a birthday gallery, weird letters they've recieved over the years, hilarious logo boxes, and the secrets behind how each jokes are thought up of, drawn, published, and put in those great compilation books. It's even got a year-to-year history of Garfield's growing success. So with all this, Is TWENTY YEARS worth buying? Absolutely. It's got all the Garfield magic, laughs, and secrets that've made fans around the world love him for years. It's great for looking back, laughing your head off, and remembering the good old days, when bears were Pookies, kittens were Nermals, and the world revolved around the almighty Garfield. Not that it isn't like that today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is a real treat. It starts with a short biography of Jim Davis before he started drawing Garfield and details his struggles getting the strip started. It then gives some background to all the characters, even the MIA Lyman. Then it gets into the heart of the book, strips from all 20 years, showing the evolution of the characters and drawing style. There are occasional comments from Jim that help give more insight. Other highlights include drawings from Mr. Davis's sketchpad that were inspirations for strips, his top 20 strips of all time, all 20 of Garfield's birthday strips, and appearance or references to Garfield in other strips.
I've been a Garfield fan for a number of years now. I greatly enjoyed getting a look into the creative process that gives us such a wonderful daily treat. Any fan of the fat cat will love the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
I have the whole colletion and this is one of the best garfield books i haveSO BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erica Anderson on January 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have been a huge Garfield fan since the early '80s. And as I am a few years short of turning 30, I remain an avid fan of the orange fat tabby. I love the ten explainations to why Lyman disappeared. My absolute favorite section of the books is Jim's top 20 cartoon strips he had done. My personal favorite [and one of Jim's favorite] is when Garfield sticks his head into the mouse hole only to be on the receiving end of a makeover. There has never been a moment when Garfield has never made me laugh. To a certain extent I have emulated myself after him. I hate Mondays, I love to eat and sleep, and I am extremely lazy but I don't mail cute kittens to Abu Dhabi and kick dogs off the table like Garfield does. Overall this book is a must have for Garfield fanatics.
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