[...] In his 1982 interview with Shapiro, Davis admitted to spending
only 13 or 14 hours a week writing and drawing the strip, compared to
60 hours a week doing promotion and licensing.
Garfield's origins were so mercantile that it's fair to say he never
sold out—he never had any integrity to put on the auction block to
begin with. But today Davis spends even less time on the strip than he
used to—between three days and a week each month. During that time,
he collaborates with another cartoonist to generate ideas and rough
sketches, then hands them over to Paws employees to be illustrated.
By comparison, Davis spends nearly every morning working on "concepts
for new products," [...]
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