Garfield has undergone changes over the lifetime of the strip. His rear paws are now drawn as proportionally huge when he walks on his hind legs. He has a wide frown when it goes back to around 1982 or so, in order to allow more expression in the strip. By the middle of 1983, his familiar appearance—featuring oval-shaped eyes—had taken shape. By this time, Garfield was walking on two feet, and the strip emphasized sitcom situations such as Garfield making fun of Jon’s stupidity and his inability to date. Jon and Odie have also evolved quite a bit, from being thin and starkly colored to the cartoons they are today.
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