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  • U.S. Acres is a comic strip that originally ran from 1986 to 1989, created by Jim Davis, author of the popular comic strip Garfield. U.S. Acres was launched on March 3, 1986 in a then-unprecedented 505 newspapers by United Feature Syndicate. For most of the last year of the strip's existence, Brett Koth, who had been assisting Davis on Garfield at that time, was given co-creator's credit in the strip, and signed his name to the strips along with Davis. The strip was centered on a group of barnyard animals, with the main character being Orson, a small pig who had been taken from his mother shortly after being born. At the peak of the comic's popularity, there were children's books, plush animals, and posters of the main characters. Its animated adaptation was included in the TV show Garfield and Friends, and continued to be so for several years after the strip ended. The final daily strip was printed on April 14, 1989, while the final Sunday appeared on May 7, 1989. The strip was relaunched as an online webcomic on October 1, 2010 the date going back to March 3, 2010. The relaunch was announced the day before in a question and answer column in USA Today.