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Jim Davis

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Jim Davis1. James Robert "Jim" Davis (born July 28, 1945), is an American cartoonist who created the popular comic strip Garfield. Other comics that he has worked on include Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, U.S. Acres a.k.a. Orson's Farm, and a strip about Mr. Potato Head. Where was Jim born?

  • Fairmount, Indiana
  • Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Orson, Illinois

2. Where did Jim attend college?

  • Ohio State University
  • Ball State University
  • Penn State University

3. Davis worked for a local advertising agency and in 1969 began assisting Tom Ryan's comic strip. What was the name of the comic strip?

  • Tumbleweeds
  • Restless Wind
  • Coming Home

4. He then created a comic strip, Gnorm Gnat, that ran for five years in The Pendleton Times, an Indiana newspaper. Davis tried to sell it to a national comic strip syndicate, but an editor told him, "Your art is good, your gags are great, but bugs � nobody can relate with bugs!"

  • True or False?

5. What was the date Garfield started syndication in 41 newspapers?

  • June 1, 1977
  • June 19, 1978
  • July 4, 1978

6. The Chicago Sun-Times cancelled the strip, prompting an outcry from 1300 readers. Garfield was reinstated and the strip quickly became the fastest selling comic strip in the world.

  • True or False?

7. When did Davis launch the barnyard-slapstick comic strip U.S. Acres, featuring Orson the Pig?

  • March 3, 1986
  • March 6, 1986
  • March 21, 1987

8. Garfield and Friends is an animated television series based on comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. This show was produced by Film Roman, and ran on CBS Saturday mornings from 1988 to 1994. Who was the voice of Garfield?

  • Lorenzo Music
  • Jim Davis
  • Robert Horton

9. National Cartoonist Society awarded Davis their Best Humor Strip Cartoonist award. What did he win the first award?

  • 1982
  • 1984
  • 1986

10. Up to now, how many times has Garfield won a Outstanding Animated Program Emmy award?

  • 4 awards
  • 6 awards
  • 8 awards

Check Your Answer

  1. Fairmount, Indiana
  2. Ball State University
  3. Tumbleweeds
  4. True
  5. June 19, 1978
  6. True
  7. March 3, 1986
  8. Lorenzo Music
  9. 1982
  10. 4 awards

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