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About the Author

Gary Larson was born on August 14, 1950 in Tacoma, Washington. Larson is the genius behind The Far Side, the popular cartoon panel that has been named the Best Syndicated Panel in both 1985 and 1987 and was awarded the Max & Moritz Prize for Best International Comic StripPanel by the International show more Comic Salon. He is has also received the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonist Society in both 1991 and 1994. Larson has published 20 other Far Side books as well as There's a Hair in My Dirt: A Worm's Story, a non-Far Side related story. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Gary Larson

The Far Side Gallery (1984) 2,590 copies
The Far Side Gallery 3 (1988) 2,138 copies
The Far Side Gallery 2 (1986) 2,085 copies
The Far Side Gallery 4 (1993) 2,064 copies
The Far Side Gallery 5 (1995) 1,575 copies
Hound of The Far Side (1987) 950 copies
The Far Side (1982) 949 copies
The Far Side Observer (1987) 922 copies
Beyond The Far Side (1983) 887 copies
Valley of The Far Side (1985) 845 copies
Bride of The Far Side (1984) 815 copies
It Came from The Far Side (1986) 767 copies
In Search of The Far Side (1984) 764 copies
The Far Side 2006 Calendar (2005) 20 copies
The Far Side 2003 Calendar (2002) 20 copies
Nachtgewächse. ( Cartoon). (2002) 12 copies
Die Entwicklung der Unarten (1993) 11 copies
Katzenwäsche (1999) 10 copies
Auf Safari. ( Cartoon). (1989) 10 copies
The Far Side 2004 Calendar (2003) 10 copies
Kaukana poissa 4 (1992) 6 copies
Geschäftsessen. Cartoon. (1991) 5 copies
Gary Larson, tome 2 (1998) 5 copies
Gary Larson, tome 4 (2000) 4 copies
Langt ude - et og to (1990) 3 copies
Kaukana poissa 5 (1993) 3 copies
Gary Larson, Tome 1 (1997) 3 copies
Gary Larson, tome 3 (1999) 3 copies
Gary Larson, tome 5 (2002) 3 copies
Larson! 1993:3 2 copies
Urlaubsträume 2 copies
Larson! 1993:12 2 copies
Larson! 1993:6 2 copies
Larsson 1993:4 2 copies
Larson! 1993:2 2 copies
Larson! 1993:13 2 copies
Larson! 1993:10 2 copies
Larson! 1993:7 2 copies
Larson! 1993:11 2 copies
Larson! 1993:5 2 copies
Langt ude (1986) 2 copies
Larson! 1993:9 2 copies
Larson Bin (Lbs) Full (2011) 1 copy
Larson. [19]96 (1995) 1 copy
the far side 1 copy

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When I sat down and cracked open Gary Larson's The PreHistory of the Far Side it'd been a long time since I'd read the strip. It's as hilarious as ever. This treasury is particularly wonderful because it contains the origins of the strip, how Larson got his start, and Larson's commentary on some of the cartoons. I found particularly intriguing a chapter containing rejected cartoons, and the reasons for their rejections, and readers' letters of complaint. The book ends with a selection of the cartoonist's own favorite panels. In PreHistory, Larson shows us the bones in the Far Side soup, and its a lot of fun.… (more)
 
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LordSlaw | 25 other reviews | May 11, 2024 |
This book was hilarious and much darker than I expected. Not necessarily a bedtime story, but would be great for older kids. I really appreciate all of the fun and sarcastic nature facts.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 16 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
Few cartoonists could do as well as Larson does.
 
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mykl-s | 25 other reviews | Aug 6, 2023 |
FAR too much Hardy Har Animal Cruelty along with a few good funny cartoons and commentary
 
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m.belljackson | 25 other reviews | Jul 9, 2023 |

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