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The Complete Far Side (Paperback)

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Book FormatPaperback
AuthorGary Larson
Publication DateJanuary, 1970
ISBN-139781449460044
GenreHumor/Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
<i>The Far Side</i>(R) is back in this much-anticipated three-volume slipcased paperback edition of <i>The Complete Far Side</i>! <p></p>&quot;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!&quot; --Gary Larson, from the preface to <i>The Complete Far Side</i> <p></p> Originally published in hardcover in 2003, <i>The Complete Far Side</i> was a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. Now it's back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans. <p></p> Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most &quot;What the ... ?&quot;-inspiring cartoon ever, <i>The Far Side</i>(R) debuted in January 1980 and enjoyed an illustrious 14 years on the world's comics pages until Gary Larson's retirement in 1994. <i>The Complete Far Side</i> celebrates Larson's twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate <i>Far Side</i> book. <p></p> A masterpiece of comic brilliance, <i>The Complete Far Side</i> contains every Far Side cartoon ever 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 had never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional <i>Far Side</i> cartoons Larson created after his retirement: 13 that appeared in the last <i>Far Side</i> book, <i>Last Chapter and Worse</i>, and six cartoons that periodically ran as a special feature in the <i>New York Times</i> Science Times section as <i>The Far Side</i>(R) <i>of Science</i>. Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of <i>The Far Side</i>(R) 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 sagacious thoughts in a foreword, and Larson's former editor describes what it was like to be &quot;the guy who could explain every <i>Far Side</i> cartoon.&quot; <p></p> During its 14-year run, <i>The Far Side</i>(R) was syndicated internationally to over 1,900 daily newspapers. It spawned 23 books and has been translated into 17 different languages. <p></p> Copyright (c) 2014 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. <i>The Far Side</i>(R) and <i>Tales from The Far Side</i>(R) are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

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The Far Side(R) is back in this much-anticipated three-volume slipcased paperback edition of The Complete Far Side!

"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

Originally published in hardcover in 2003, The Complete Far Side was a New York Times bestseller. Now it's back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans.

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 Larson's twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate Far Side book.

A masterpiece of comic brilliance, The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever 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 had 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(R) of Science. Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of The Far Side(R) 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 sagacious thoughts in a foreword, and Larson's former editor describes what it was like to be "the guy who could explain every Far Side cartoon."

During its 14-year run, The Far Side(R) was syndicated internationally to over 1,900 daily newspapers. It spawned 23 books and has been translated into 17 different languages.

Copyright (c) 2014 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side(R) and Tales from The Far Side(R) are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.The Far Side® is back in this much-anticipated three-volume slipcased paperback edition of The Complete Far Side!

“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

Originally published in hardcover in 2003, The Complete Far Side was a New York Times bestseller. Now it’s back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans.

Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most “What the ... ?”-inspiring cartoon ever, The Far Side® 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 Larson’s twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate Far Side book.

A masterpiece of comic brilliance, The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever 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 had 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 sagacious thoughts in a foreword, and Larson’s former editor describes what it was like to be “the guy who could explain every Far Side cartoon.”

During its 14-year run, The Far Side® was syndicated internationally to over 1,900 daily newspapers. It spawned 23 books and has been translated into 17 different languages.

Copyright © 2014 by FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side® and Tales from The Far Side® are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Specifications

Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
1278
Author
Gary Larson
Title
The Complete Far Side
ISBN-13
9781449460044
Publication Date
January, 1970
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
12.00 x 8.20 x 3.90 Inches
ISBN-10
1449460046

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a very nice complete f...

a very nice complete far side collection--hard bound and boxed--i guess it doesn't have the pre-history of the farside but that is alright with me--i kept meaning to get the previous collections but i guess, every once in a while procrastination can pay off!

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I wouldnt know where ...

I wouldn't know where to begin with this one. It's just a must have. And carrying it around is good exercise.

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This is without a doub...

This is without a doubt, the most precious book I own. Gary Larson put a ton of effort into this to make sure that it was a beautiful book. And that doesn't even take into account the comics, which are drop-dead hilaroius.

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Gary Larsons The Far...

Gary Larson's "The Far Side" is one of the funniest, most macabre, wickedly creative and hilarious, frequently gut-busting strips ever to come down the pike. Did I mention funny? "The Far Side" has roots in Charles Addams' and Gahann Wilson's work, but Larson was far more prolific and enduring. One of my favorite cartoons ever is here, with two polar bears cracking open an igloo, one of them saying "Oh hey! I just love these things! Crunchy on the outside and a chewy center!" With a foreword by Steve Martin, kind of a wild and crazy guy himself, and notes by Larson strewn throughout the two volumes, which cover the entire run of the strip from 1980 to 1994.

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It claims to have ever...

It claims to have every published Far Side comic and a couple that weren't. If you like The Far Side by Gary Larson, then this is perfect. These books are very large tomes (17 lbs) and very sturdy made.


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