Comic Creators Re-create ‘His 9 Lives’ Beginning in Garfield #33

In 1984, Jim Davis created an instant classic with a groundbreaking series of illustrated short stories called Garfield: His 9 Lives, setting the Fat Cat in various eras. It went on to be an animated special in 1988 with some of the most unique reimaginings of Garfield. This January, KaBOOM!, the all-ages imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, will relive this classic with a four-part event starting in January’s Garfield #33: His 9 Lives, Part 1.

The journey begins with “Cave Cat,” as David DeGrand takes us back to Garfield’s first life, during the earliest days of life on Earth. Then, Kari Smith illustrates “King Cat,” as we see how Garfield got down in Ancient Egypt. Subsequent issues will include contributions from Frazer Irving, Andy Hirsch, Roger Langridge, Brittney Williams, Yehudi Mercado, and Genevieve FT.

Garfield #33: His 9 Lives, Part 1 arrives in comic shops from KaBOOM! on January 7th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV141154. The main cover is illustrated by series artist Andy Hirsch, with an incentive cover by Kari Smith.

Garfield #33 Cover A by Andy Hirsch