On Episode 20 of the ITPS I’M4FUN podcast, Dennis Speigel welcomes Jim Davis, Creator of Garfield the Cat. Garfield debuted in 1978 in 41 US newspapers. Today, Garfield is read in over 2,400 newspapers by 200 million people globally, and his television shows and movies have led to Emmy awards for Jim Davis. Guinness World Records named Garfield “the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world.” In this rare interview, Jim will be sharing unique insights about Garfield – why and how he got started drawing the strip. Also how Garfield and friends evolved, and how the Garfield IP has become an important part of America’s POP culture scene for over 43 years. Join Dennis and Jim live on Wednesday, June 16th at 10:00am Eastern for what is sure to be a memorable podcast. Don’t miss it!
The ups and downs of the theme park and amusement industry can sometimes be hard to navigate, but the outcome is great reward, fun, and seeing smiles on people’s faces! Dennis Speigel, the Founder & CEO of International Theme Park Services (ITPS), has loved and served the amusement, theme park, and leisure industry for more than 50 years. He started as a ticket taker at age 13 and never looked back. His firm, ITPS, has been involved with over 500 projects in 50 countries. To his friends and collaborators, Dennis is often known as “Mr. Theme Park”. During each ITPS “I’M4FUN” podcast, Dennis engages with industry colleagues in a fun, entertaining, and motivating way. If you are an operator, supplier, or developer, no matter where you are in the world, you know first-hand about struggles, challenges, failures, and successes. You are not alone. Through honest, candid, and topical conversations with industry leaders and peers from around the globe, Dennis dives into behind-the-scenes stories and uncovers insights that speak to every aspect of the industry we all love. If you love the industry and all it stands for, come join Dennis in this illuminating journey.
The ITPS “I’M4FUN” ITPS podcast covers all important sectors of our industry, including theme parks, waterparks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, technology, leadership and management, sponsors, human resources, design, successes and failures, financial concerns, safety issues, operational aspects, manufacturing and services, and much more.
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International Theme Park Services, Inc.
2195 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
United States of America