Garfield has been hard at work on Zazzle! Check out the new Garfield binders that feature everyone’s favorite lasagna-lovin’ cat with classic Garfieldisms.
Also, in partnership with Rockwell Art, Garfield has launched an entire line of Norman Rockwell + Garfield mashups that “offer a unique twist to two classic American properties,” according to Mike Waldner, Director of Licensing for Rockwell Art’s parent company. Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, had this to say about the new venture on Zazzle:
I’ve always been a big fan of Norman Rockwell’s art. I grew up on a farm in Fairmount, Indiana, and Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers really capture the spirit of small town America. He’s a true master, and his work conveys such warmth and humor.
A few years back, we had the opportunity to partner with Curtis Publishing and put Garfield literally “inside” some of Rockwell’s most famous paintings. We scanned high-quality prints of Rockwell’s art into the computer. Garfield art was painted separately and also scanned. The two images were then merged to create a single digital image. No paintings were harmed during this process!
My favorite image is the new take on Rockwell’s famous “Triple Self-Portrait.” Garfield is so used to being the center of attention; it’s only natural that he’d hog the spotlight.
Originally created for a wall calendar, “Garfield Visits Rockwell” is now available for use on all sorts of Zazzle products, and I’m happy to bring “the Art of Humor” to all of Garfield’s fans.
- Jim Davis, Creator of Garfield
See below for the designs that Mr. Davis is talking about. Go to the Garfield Rockwell Store to see all the great designs!