When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Garfield. I had a poster on my closet door. I had a plush propped against my bed pillows. I had several stationery sets for writing letters to my friends and family back in the States. I had a stack of Garfield comics checked out from the local library. This was in the 1980s, people. How can Garfield still be so ridiculously popular in 2012!?
Because he is. Make no mistake. The cat that first appeared in a comic strip in 1978, the cat that holds the Guinness record for world's most widely syndicated comic strip -- he STILL spawns books, TV shows, and movies. And kids can't get enough of him.