The Far Side Gallery 3

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Compagny Books
ISBN: 0751502383
Release Date: 1992
Genre: American wit and humor, Pictorial

This collection of "The Far Side" cartoons is taken from "Hound of the Far Side", "The Far Side Observer" and "Night of the Crash-Test Dummies". Yet again, the author's odd and dark sense of humour is expressed in the doings of man and beast.

Far Side Gallery 5

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0836213068
Release Date: 1995-09
Genre: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Offers a compilation of selected cartoons from "Cows of Our Planet," "The Chickens Are Restless," and "The Curse of Madame C."

The Far Side Gallery 4

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0836217241
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Humor

1993 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Far Side 2007 Off the Wall Calendar

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0740759248
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre:

Kitchen counters of the world rejoice! The Far Side Off-The-Wall Calendar is back. For five long years, a great darkness has hung over the land. A gaping void has lingered in the homes, offices, and very lives of millions. There hasn't been a daily dose of dancing cows to cheer the multitudes, no nerd boys to spread levity, or cavemen cracking wise. There has been no Far Side Off-The-Wall Calendar.Over the course of its 17-year run, The Far Side Off-The-Wall Calendar was the proverbial 800-pound gorilla of date-keeping devices, when it went out on top, unchallenged as the best-selling calendar in the world. Folks, it was mighty popular. And then it was over. To the extreme despair of those who like to laugh and know the date, the Off-The-Wall would be no more.Or would it?For 2007,we are releasing an "encore edition" of The Far Side Off-The-Wall Calendar, featuring the same cartoons as The Far Side Gallery 2001 Off-The-Wall Calendar, which collected the most popular comic panels in the cartoon's illustrious run.One year. 365 cartoons. And a very big sigh of relief from Far Side fanatics around the globe.Just one question remains: Why? Why, after five years is Gary Larson bringing back the Off-The-Wall calendar for 2007? The answer is simple: He's doing it for the beasties. Conservation International (CI) is a nonprofit organization that works to protect critical habitats worldwide. All Gary's royalties from the sale of this calendar will go directly to fund CI's work, especially its efforts to halt illegal trafficking in wildlife, from turtles to tigers. That's the cause. And the effect? Pure, unadulterated joy at having the Off-The-Wall calendar back and helping protect threatened wildlife.The 800-pound gorilla is back. Maybe it takes one to save one.The Far Side® and the Larson® signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.One hundred percent (100%) of the royalties payable by the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, to Gary Larson's corporation, FarWorks, Inc., will be donated to Conservation International, 1919 M Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 912-1000, to support the work of Conservation International, with special emphasis on efforts to halt the illegal wildlife trade in Asia.

Beyond The Far Side

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0836211499
Release Date: 1983-08-01
Genre: Humor

1981, 1983 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Gary Larson and The Far Side

Author: Kerry D. Soper
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781496817297
Release Date: 2018-08-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Kerry D. Soper reminds us of The Far Side's groundbreaking qualities and cultural significance in Gary Larson and "The Far Side." In the 1980s, Gary Larson (b. 1950) shook up a staid comics page by introducing a set of aesthetic devices, comedic tones, and philosophical frames that challenged and delighted many readers, even while upsetting and confusing others. His irreverent, single panels served as an alternative reality to the tame comedy of the family-friendly newspaper comics page, as well as the pervasive, button-down consumerism and conformity of the Reagan era. In this first full study of Larson's art, Soper follows the arc of the cartoonist's life and career, describing the aesthetic and comedic qualities of his work, probing the business side of his success, and exploring how The Far Side brand as a whole--with its iconic characters and accompanying set of comedic and philosophical frames--connected with its core readers. In effect, Larson reinvented his medium by creatively working within, pushing against, and often breaking past institutional, aesthetic, comedic, and philosophical parameters. Due to the comic's great success, it opened the door for additional alternative voices in comics and other popular mediums. With its intentionally awkward, minimalistic lines and its morbid humor, The Far Side expanded Americans' comedic palette and inspired up-and-coming cartoonists, comedians, and filmmakers. Soper re-creates the cultural climate and media landscape in which The Far Side first appeared and thrived, then assesses how it impacted worldviews and shaped the comedic sensibilities of a generation of cartoonists, comedy writers, and everyday fans.