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​Lyman

​Lyman

First Appearance:
August 7th, 1978

​Lyman first comic strip appearance

Fun Fact:
Jim Davis used the name Lyman for an insect character in his first comic strip, Gnorm Gnat.

Favorite Fashion:
Turtlenecks

Bio:
Lyman entered the strip as Jon’s roommate and Odie’s owner. Lyman’s primary function was to give Jon someone to talk to, a role that was gradually assumed by Garfield. He reappeared briefly for Garfield’s tenth anniversary strip; Lyman’s last regular appearance was in 1983.

Trivia:
In “Long Lost Lyman,” an episode of The Garfield Show, it’s revealed that Lyman became a wildlife photographer.

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