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American cartoonist and creator of Garfieldwd:Q318953
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: Ball State University
occupation: cartoonist, screenwriter, comics artist, television producer, film director
award received: Inkpot Award, Reuben Award, docteur honoris causa de l'université Purdue
James Robert Davis (born July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres (a.k.a. Orson's Farm). Published since 1978, Garfield is one of the world's most widely syndicated comic strips. Davis's other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat and Mr. Potato Head.
Davis wrote and co-wrote all of the Garfield TV specials for CBS, originally broadcast between 1982 and 1991. He also produced Garfield & Friends, a series which also aired on CBS from 1988 to 1994. Davis was the writer and executive producer for a series of CGI direct-to-video feature films about Garfield, as well as an executive producer for the CGI animated TV series The Garfield Show.
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