How to Draw Garfield and Friends

How to Draw Garfield and Friends

By Jim Davis; Rebecca J. Razo (Editor); Ron Zalme (Illustrator)

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600581465, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

You ve seen him in the comics and on T.V. You know that he can eat a pound of pasta in five seconds flat and that he endlessly tortures his clueless canine sidekick Odie. Now you can learn to draw the mischievous fat cat, Garfield, his geeky owner, Jon, and the rest of the gang with How to Draw Garfield and Friends." This colorful 32-page book provides clear, step-by-step instructions for drawing the lasagna-loving feline and his pals in a range of poses, including standing, sitting, sleeping, and, of course, eating. Artists will also learn how to draw a professional comic strip and many Garfield sound effects for a truly purr-fect artistic adventure.

About the Author
"Garfield" debuted on June 19, 1978, in just 41 U.S. newspapers. Today it is the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world, with million of readers. Garfield, the lasagna-loving fat cat, lives in Muncie, Indiana, where he is kept well fed by his creator, cartoonist Jim Davis.

Letty Zalme-Case immigrated to the USA from the Netherlands at the age of 10, along with her parents, sister, and brother. The family settled in West Orange, NJ. After attending W. Orange public schools, she graduated from the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts. After several jobs in the advertising field, she studied with a NJ State Police unit and became certified as a Police Composite-Sketch Artist. Intrigued by Police work, she changed careers and joined the West Orange Police Department... a daunting task for a polio-survivor. She served as a patrolwoman, Juvenile Bureau investigator, and earned her Sharpshooter and Distinguished Expert status on the police pistol team. She retired from police work in 1991, and became a preschool teacher and Arts & Crafts Director at the West Orange Community House. It was at this time that she became interested in writing. Letty still resides in West Orange with her husband Jack, daughter Ashley, rescued shelter-dogs Chewy and Luke Skywalker... and several cats and birds.