Jon Arbuckle


Garfield and Odie’s hapless owner.  Jon is decent but dull.  Jon is a cartoonist, but he mostly stays busy playing straight man to his pets.

1st appearance: June 19, 1978

Main characteristics: Hopelessly unhip…Jon’s wardrobe comes straight out of the circus. He doesn’t fare any better at romance, either. Jon is at the mercy of his pets, particularly Garfield, who is the true “master” of the house.

Personality: A simple nature, Jon spends his time waiting for a soulmate and asking existential questions (A polka-dot shirt or a checkered shirt?)

: “I don’t have a catchphrase.”