In one of the special features of the Garfield: The Movie dvd Jim Davis teaches you how to draw the different incarnations of Garfield. Though I still think it was weird that he drew him on a pile of skulls, but oh well. Go figure, right?
I wish Garfield forever looked like this. He was so awesome in his original incarnation. I'm gonna start a fan strip where Garfield looks like this instead. Anybody want to write them?