In 2008, the worldly popular comic series by Jim Davis, Garfield, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Although you might not have read the series, you most likely are familiar with the mischeivous and lazy orange feline.
Here is a timeline of major events for the beloved series (more facts can be seen here):
1978- Garfield first debuts in 41 newspapers
1980- The first book, Garfield at Large, is published and is on the New York Times' bestseller list.
1982- Here Comes Garfield airs on television