Friday, June 19, 2015

Mr. Jim Davis Garfield

Mr. Jim Davis
c/o Paws Inc.
5440 E. Co. Road. 450N
Albany, IN  47320
Dear Mr. Davis,

My name is Matt Winick with a strong interest in history with comedy and I am a huge fan of your work on Garfield comic strips and watching cartoon shows like Garfield and Friends and The Garfield Show during my childhood years to present.  I really like the main characters of Garfield like Garfield, Jon, and Odie. The reason I like these characters is because I like how they have humor with very interesting personalities like Odie having a humor side with having an interest in learning things, Garfield being cynical with making side comments, and Jon who has an interest in different things.    My favorite comic books of Garfield are Garfield Brings Home The Bacon, Garfield Large and in Charge, Garfield Will Eat For Food, and many others.  Your comics and your characters makes me laugh a lot because I like how they have different traits with how they do silly stuff.  Also when I get the newspaper in the morning I like reading Garfield comic strips.

Besides your work on Garfield, I find your bio about your life to be very interesting. I was amazed to learn about how you were born on a farm, getting a degree in Art with Business, and later creating Garfield comics.  I remember reading about your struggles about making Garfield popular when Chicago Sun Times had canceled it, however I am proud of your hard work to make Garfield popular and funny. Also I wanted to say congrats on you winning The Best Humor Strip,  Elzie Sieger Award, and the Reuben Award.  Another thing I like about you is how you are active on finding ways to improve education, support helping children improve on literacy, and finding ways to improve the environment including conservation like reforestation, fixing up the prairie with wetlands from being damaged, and creating a wastewater plant to help improve sanitation.  Your activism is truly inspiring to me because I myself have trouble comprehending on literature with learning different subjects due to having Autism.  Having a disability is hard because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects and I get teased about having it.  Your work on Garfield helped me find humor and your activism to improve education really helps me get motivated to continuing learning different subjects.

Mr. Davis, I am proud of your work on Garfield, not giving up on your cartoon work, and being an activist to make society better.  I consider you one of my favorite cartoonists along with Seth McFarlane.  You are a true inspiration to me to be motivated to find humor with expand on learning different subjects.   I am sending you a drawing that I worked on where I drew a Mr. S, a snail walking on a ground with a sun, a Snazzy, a black orange cat sleeping on a rub, and a Buddha enjoying the peace with food and a nice hot drink that I learned from a drawing book as a gift for you for your hard work on making a great difference and a small donation to you to use to find ways to make society better.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and taking the time to look at my drawing. I wish you well for you in the future to continuing working on Garfield and being an activist where you can make a great difference for history, cartoon, and society.


Matt Winick

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