Thursday, June 25, 2009

Heathcliff versus Garfield

Heathcliff - George Gately, 1973
Heathcliff is a comic strip created by George Gately in 1973 featuring an eponymous cat. Now written and drawn by Gately's nephew, Peter Gallagher, it is distributed to over 1000 newspapers by Creators Syndicate, who took over the comic from McNaught Syndicate in 1988. read more...

Garfield - Jim Davis, 19 june 1978

Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield (named for Davis' grandfather); his owner, Jon Arbuckle; and Arbuckle's dog, Odie. As of 2007, it is syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals and currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. read more...

Both title cats are orange with black stripes, and noted for their bad temper; a "Beware of Cat" sign has been applied to both. However, the major difference between them is in their lifestyle. While Garfield prefers to stay at home, eat and sleep all day, Heathcliff is street-smart and has a more active and mischievous lifestyle. In addition, Heathcliff is a silent character while Garfield expresses his thought with words.

source: wikipedia

Asemanarile de design sunt intamplator (?) foarte mari dar personalitatile si povestile sunt diferite iar succesul mai mare il are pe departe Garfield, chiar daca s-a nascut cu 5 ani mai tarziu decat Heathcliff. Garfield a fost si este in continuare foarte bine marketat (de la cani, jucarii si tricouri pana la jocuri si filme) iar acum detine recordul pentru ccomicul cu cea mai mare raspandire in presa internationala.


  1. Anonymous6:09 PM

    personal il prefer pe Heathcliff pt ca este mai sweet si mai inocent poate.

  2. imi placeau desenele cu Heathcliff dar Garfield e mult mai ironic si amuzant. pe de alta parte, desenele animate cu Garfield mi se par chiar stupide... sau poate m-am obisnuit prea mult sa-l vad pe Garfield doar in comics...

  3. Desenele cu heatcliff erau printre favoritele mele cand eram copil si inca sunt :D garfield e overated :P

  4. Eh, Garfield are in comics (ma rog, avea, dupa anii '90 s-a cam dus) un umor fantastic care-mi place teribil, dar nici Heathcliff nu e de lepadat. Oricum comics-urile bat desenele/filmele.

  5. Classic Sonic and Garfieldfan1018:07 PM

    I like both of them personally. But I like Garfield a bit better.

  6. aah i shoul hav made a poll

  7. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Heathcliff is that dude!