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December 3, 2004

It’s Garfield’s World; You And I Are Lymon

imageSo many people have either e-mailed me or blogged about this list of library holdings across a larger membership of libraries and Garfield at Large's place in it, I'm not sure who gets credit for bringing the list to my attention.

It is pretty funny, though. It also reminds me of a conversation I once had with a industry person about this book, the first from Jim Davis and his creation. Basically, for those of you who don't remember, it was a total sales sensation. That book was everywhere. Not only did it further catapault Davis and his strip to the stratosphere in terms of syndicate sales (at least that's what I've been told), it created untold fans among publishers for its format, one of the de facto formats for strip collections now. It also started a myth that hangs around in comic strip circles today -- that once you get a book from your feature, you're totally raking it in.
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