Lee Klein, writing for the Miami New Times Food Blog, pens From Popeye to Obelix: Ten Food-Lovin' Cartoon Characters.
This is a great idea for a Top 10 list and it leads off with GARFIELD in the #10 position. The nice thing about the list is the breadth of names -- from Disney to Comedy Central to Dargaud -- that are surveyed.
EDIT: Oops. He's there. sorry about that.
Above image of J.Wellington Wimpy by Segar nicked from Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter blog entry "The Greatest Comic Character Of All Time Is J. Wellington Wimpy."