Tiger, by Eric Reaves
Eric Reaves graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion College) in 1988 with a degree in Art Education. He began his career as a high school art teacher, followed by a position as a Creative Director for a top apparel manufacturer. There he created artwork for Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Barbie and several other brands. As a freelancer, he has done watercolor painting, wildlife and charcoal portraits.
He was the assistant of Jim Davis on 'Garfield' at Paws Inc. and did the the core art on the strip from 1994 until 2011. Reaves has additionally drawn editorial cartoons for the Chronicle-Tribune, as well as the late Bud Blake's 'Tiger' strip, although his material remained unused. He has helped Chance Browne with the art of the 'Hi & Lois' comic strip since 2009, and is fulltime employed by Browne Creative Enterprises since 2012.
Garfield and self-portrait, by Eric Reaves