Garfield creator Jim Davis not only makes sure the comic strip is served up to the 200 million people who read the strip eaach day, but also serves as CEO of licensor Paws, Inc. Davis is involved in nearly every aspect of the day-to-day operation of Paws, which handles both the business and creative needs for Garfield worldwide.
"Garfield continues to grow, even after 40 years! New audiences are formed every day thanks to television, publishing, and movies. It's a blast to keep changing with the times!" says Davis.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis for the purpose of handling the creative end of the Garfield licensing business. Today, Paws is the sole owner of all copyrights and trademarks for the Garfield property and controls not only the creative angle of the fat cat’s flourishing empire, but also the licensing, marketing, and brand management of Garfield and the Garfield characters.
Focused: Dedicated entirely to serving Garfield, decisions are made in one or two days, not one or two weeks.
Creative: Writers, artists, and oh yeah, a cartoonist — we're here to provide what you need to get your Garfield product to market!
Accommodating: Our web-based business tools allow access to our vast art bank, facilitate the approvals process, and provide sales and marketing tools. And, our account managers are only a phone call or email away!
Professional: Veteran business staff composed of sales, account management, financial, legal, information systems, and public relations people.
Committed: Taking care of the cat is personal to us — most of the 25 employees have been working together for decades! (We're not OLD — we're experienced!)
Global: Licensing, syndication, and entertainment in 131 countries in concert with a network of top-notch international agents in every major business center of the world.
Fun:The most important thing: We have fun!