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Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis and was first published June 19, 1978. The comic focuses on the adventures of the cat Garfield, Odie the dog and their owner Jon. Garfield the cat is commonly depicted as a lazy, lasagna-loving narcissist who hates Mondays and diets. Since the comic's initial release, Garfield has been adapted into an animated series, television specials, and two movies. As of 2013, it held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. National Garfield the Cat Day is celebrated each year on June 19 as a celebration of the comic strip.