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The Complete Far Side

by Gary Larson

  • Hardcover
    $371.25
PUBLISHED: 21st October 2003
ISBN: 9780740721137
ANNOTATION:
" New York Times" best-seller! 0;Every one of these cartoons is just something that drifted into my head when I was alone with my thoughts. And, for better or worse, I 6;jotted7; them down. It was only later, when perhaps I received an angry letter from someone, that it struck me: Hey! Someone's been reading my diary!1; 2;Gary Larson, from the preface to "The Complete Far Side" Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most 0;What the ... ?1;-inspiring cartoon ever, "The Far Side"(R) debuted in January 1980 and enjoyed an illustrious 14 years on the world7;s comics pages until Gary Larson7;s retirement in 1994. "The Complete Far Side" celebrates Gary7;s twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate "Far Side" book, a lavish production, which takes its place alongside collector7;s-edition art books. A masterpiece of comic brilliance, "The Complete Far Side" contains every "Far Side" cartoon every syndicated2;over 4,000 if you must know2;presented in (more or less) chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that have never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional "Far Side" cartoons Larson created after his retirement: 13 that appeared in the last "Far Side" book, "Last Chapter and Worse," and six cartoons that periodically ran as a special feature in the" New York Times" Science Times section as "The Far Side of Science," Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of "The Far Side" in quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martinoffers his pithy thoughts in a foreword, and Gary Larson7;s former editor describes what it was like to be 0;the guy who could explain every "Far Side" cartoon.1; "The Complete Far Side" (c) 2003 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "The Far Side"(R) and the "Larson"(R) signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.
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  • Hardcover
    $371.25
PUBLISHED: 21st October 2003
ISBN: 9780740721137
ANNOTATION:
" New York Times" best-seller! 0;Every one of these cartoons is just something that drifted into my head when I was alone with my thoughts. And, for better or worse, I 6;jotted7; them down. It was only later, when perhaps I received an angry letter from someone, that it struck me: Hey! Someone's been reading my diary!1; 2;Gary Larson, from the preface to "The Complete Far Side" Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most 0;What the ... ?1;-inspiring cartoon ever, "The Far Side"(R) debuted in January 1980 and enjoyed an illustrious 14 years on the world7;s comics pages until Gary Larson7;s retirement in 1994. "The Complete Far Side" celebrates Gary7;s twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate "Far Side" book, a lavish production, which takes its place alongside collector7;s-edition art books. A masterpiece of comic brilliance, "The Complete Far Side" contains every "Far Side" cartoon every syndicated2;over 4,000 if you must know2;presented in (more or less) chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that have never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional "Far Side" cartoons Larson created after his retirement: 13 that appeared in the last "Far Side" book, "Last Chapter and Worse," and six cartoons that periodically ran as a special feature in the" New York Times" Science Times section as "The Far Side of Science," Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of "The Far Side" in quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martinoffers his pithy thoughts in a foreword, and Gary Larson7;s former editor describes what it was like to be 0;the guy who could explain every "Far Side" cartoon.1; "The Complete Far Side" (c) 2003 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "The Far Side"(R) and the "Larson"(R) signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Annotation

"

New York Times" best-seller!

0;Every one of these cartoons is just something that drifted into my head when I was alone with my thoughts. And, for better or worse, I 6;jotted7; them down. It was only later, when perhaps I received an angry letter from someone, that it struck me: Hey! Someone's been reading my diary!1;

2;Gary Larson, from the preface to "The Complete Far Side"

Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most 0;What the ... ?1;-inspiring cartoon ever, "The Far Side"(R) debuted in January 1980 and enjoyed an illustrious 14 years on the world7;s comics pages until Gary Larson7;s retirement in 1994. "The Complete Far Side" celebrates Gary7;s twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate "Far Side" book, a lavish production, which takes its place alongside collector7;s-edition art books.

A masterpiece of comic brilliance, "The Complete Far Side" contains every "Far Side" cartoon every syndicated2;over 4,000 if you must know2;presented in (more or less) chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that have never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional "Far Side" cartoons Larson created after his retirement: 13 that appeared in the last "Far Side" book, "Last Chapter and Worse," and six cartoons that periodically ran as a special feature in the" New York Times" Science Times section as "The Far Side of Science," Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of "The Far Side" in quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martinoffers his pithy thoughts in a foreword, and Gary Larson7;s former editor describes what it was like to be 0;the guy who could explain every "Far Side" cartoon.1;

"The Complete Far Side" (c) 2003 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "The Far Side"(R) and the "Larson"(R) signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Publisher Description

"

New York Times" best-seller

"Every one of these cartoons is just something that drifted into my head when I was alone with my thoughts. And, for better or worse, I 'jotted' them down. It was only later, when perhaps I received an angry letter from someone, that it struck me: Hey Someone's been reading my diary "

—Gary Larson, from the preface to "The Complete Far Side"

Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most "What the ... ?"-inspiring cartoon ever, "The Far Side"(R) debuted in January 1980 and enjoyed an illustrious 14 years on the world's comics pages until Gary Larson's retirement in 1994. "The Complete Far Side" celebrates Gary's twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate "Far Side" book, a lavish production, which takes its place alongside collector's-edition art books.

A masterpiece of comic brilliance, "The Complete Far Side" contains every "Far Side" cartoon every syndicated—over 4,000 if you must know—presented in (more or less) chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that have never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional "Far Side" cartoons Larson created after his retirement: 13 that appeared in the last "Far Side" book, "Last Chapter and Worse," and six cartoons that periodically ran as a special feature in the" New York Times" Science Times section as "The Far Side of Science." Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of "The Far Side" in quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martin offers his pithy thoughts in a foreword, and Gary Larson's former editor describes what it was like to be "the guy who could explain every "Far Side" cartoon."

"The Complete Far Side" (c) 2003 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "The Far Side"(R) and the "Larson"(R) signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Author Biography

The Far Side(R) was syndicated in more than 1,900 daily newspapers from 1980 to 1995, when Gary Larson retired. During its run, the cartoon spawned 22 books from AMP, which were translated into a total of 17 different languages. For his work with The Far Side(R), Larson was awarded the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist from the National Cartoonists Society in 1991 and 1994. The group also named The Far Side(R) Best Syndicated Panel in both 1985 and 1987.

Prizes

Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (Humor) 2004

Product Details

Author
Gary Larson
Short Title
COMP FAR SIDE-2CY
Pages
1272
Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language
English
ISBN-10
0740721135
ISBN-13
9780740721137
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-09-30
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
Seattle, WA, US
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

09 Mar, 2019
This was a gift for my husband, he loves The Far Side Cartoons. Here they are all in two volumes. It will take him a while to read!
By Jan
24 Jan, 2019
Was very pleased that it arrived in perfect condition. The books are very heavy and could have been ruined in transit, but they were well wrapped so I couldn't have been happier. The books are excellent coffee table books. There's nothing better than some quirky humor!
By Erika