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The PreHistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit A Far Side Retrospective, Celebrating Its Tenth Anniversary


10 thoughts on “The PreHistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit

  1. says:

    I admit that I was waiting for this book to go on clearance before I pulled the trigger on it I waited for it for almost a year and it was worth the wait The Far Side was a slice of life cartoon that showcased Gary Larson often twisted humor I always wondered how he made those cartoons and why cows and dogs This book answers that question It s not so much a collection of strips so much so as it is Larson s thoughts and views on how the strips came about It has a lot of strips and he also in I admit that I was waiting for this book to go on clearance before I pulled the trigger on it I waited for it for almost a year and it was worth the wait The Far Side was a slice of life cartoon that showcased Gary Larson often twisted humor I always wondered how he made those cartoons and why cows and dogs This book answers that question It s not so much a collection of strips so much so as it is Larson s thoughts and views on how the strips came about It has a lot of strips and he also included some rarities and as well as rejected strips He explains the background of those rejected pieces and he features some of his favorites as well.If you re a fan of The Far Side, this is an important resource for you


  2. says:

    Not only hilarious galleries, but a fantastic and very personal insight into the evolution of The Farside This includes the banned comics, the failed ones, the successes too, along with Larson s earlier pieces prior to The Farside For me, The Farside is one of the all time great comics along with Calvin Hobbes.Larson s work is dry, witty and original And this book is highly recommended for any lover of Larson, along with those interested in the creative mind of comic book artists Not only hilarious galleries, but a fantastic and very personal insight into the evolution of The Farside This includes the banned comics, the failed ones, the successes too, along with Larson s earlier pieces prior to The Farside For me, The Farside is one of the all time great comics along with Calvin Hobbes.Larson s work is dry, witty and original And this book is highly recommended for any lover of Larson, along with those interested in the creative mind of comic book artists


  3. says:

    Inside Larson s Head2 January 2019 Adelaide And here we are, my first review of 2019, though I m not entirely sure why it is that would make this review any different to the thousand odd other reviews that I have written over the years I have been lurking here on Goodreads I guess it has something to do with that rather strange tradition that we humans like to do where we all gather around with our friends, drink copious amounts of alcohol, and fire rockets into the air simply because we have Inside Larson s Head2 January 2019 Adelaide And here we are, my first review of 2019, though I m not entirely sure why it is that would make this review any different to the thousand odd other reviews that I have written over the years I have been lurking here on Goodreads I guess it has something to do with that rather strange tradition that we humans like to do where we all gather around with our friends, drink copious amounts of alcohol, and fire rockets into the air simply because we have orbited the sun once again Hey, it isn t as if we are the only lot who do this, but at least the Chinese have a huge feast and spend time with family, but then again I suspect that that is what Christmas is for not that many of us actually realise why we celebrate Christmas, unless it involves keeping the wheels of the economy turning Anyway, enough of that and onto this book Well, unlike the other galleries that I have read and I have managed to get my hands on number three now, so that I can actually add that one to the collection of books that I have read, even though I have probably read it already, a number of times, years ago this one is slightly different Basically, it is Gary Larson telling his story, which is actually somewhat interesting Okay, admittedly he does consider himself a sick and twisted individual, and does somewhat blame his older brother for that, though it is probably a good thing that he decided to channel his energies into writing cartoons On the other hand, I do suspect that he is exaggerating things a little and I suspect that he probably had a half decent childhood Well, we basically start of with a collection of drawings which he drew as a child, and I sort of now wander whether he was exaggerating, or whether it was just a product of an over active imagination Like, honestly, drawing a picture of his house, with bars on the upstairs window, and then placing him behind then, and then a second picture where he draws it from his point of view, so that he is actually looking through the bars, is sort of a little concerning Of course, he then tells his story of how he became a professional cartoonist, namely due to a stroke of luck at the San Francisco Chronicle Sure, he was already a published cartoonist, but considering the content of his cartoons, he wasn t going to be for long In fact, it appeared that he was looking at a career working for the National Parks and Wildlife service, and considering the number of cartoons dealing with animals especially cows you can sort tell that he does have an interest in biology One thing that jumped out at me is how sensitive some people are, and in fact how there are people who are so conservative that any suggestion of sex will literally set them off Ironically, the conservatives these days are complaining about the leftist snowflakes, yet if you read some of the letters that Larson has published in this book namely because he has a chapter that contains a number of cartoons that generated complaints , you start to wonder who the actual snowflakes really are The same goes with sex sometimes I get the impression that the puritanical lot are so sex obsessed that they will complain that a lamp post should be pulled down because of the sexual innuendo it represents The irony is that it is these people who complain that our society is sex obsessed, yet seem to be the ones who are doing all of the complaining it makes me wonder who is actually the one obsessed with sex Another question Larson posed in this section before he moves onto the section containing cartoons that weren t printed, or at least heavy revised, and his favourite cartoons involves letters he would recieve from Amnesty Internations about cartoons that made light of torture, or letters from various animal societies due to his portrayal of animals He asks whether cartoons like Wizard of Id or Garfield would also receive such letters Honestly, my suspicion is that they do, and I suspect that they probably receive a lotAs for the complainers, I suspect that with a lot of those people they probably write an angry letter and leave it at that because, honestly, in the end we are basically too slack to do all that much and I bet very few of them actually cancel their subscription, despite threats to do so


  4. says:

    Why, why on earth would I list a comic book as a five star How could I dare to put this book on an equal level with the greatest literature that man has ever put to page Firstly, let me say that I reviewed this book for what it is a simple history, description, and exploration of a popular one panel comic strip mysteriously called The Far Side It s not deep, it s not emotionally moving, and it doesn t aspire to be any of these things It simply does its job perfectly This book is enterta Why, why on earth would I list a comic book as a five star How could I dare to put this book on an equal level with the greatest literature that man has ever put to page Firstly, let me say that I reviewed this book for what it is a simple history, description, and exploration of a popular one panel comic strip mysteriously called The Far Side It s not deep, it s not emotionally moving, and it doesn t aspire to be any of these things It simply does its job perfectly This book is entertaining from the first page to the last It seems to be entirely focused only on those topics that are most interesting A few pages on hilarious early attempts at cartooning, a few pages on misunderstood comics, a few pages on embarrassing mistakes, all of this mixed together with trivia about Gary Larson and his little one panel world This book gets five stars simply for making me view comics in a different light, and helping me realize that there truly is an entire world within what I would normally pass up as an unimportant profession Gary Larson laughs at himself and everyone else as he explores all the smallest nooks and crannies of the strange, funny, and insightful world of the joke It s a study of humor, and bound to be entertaining even to those who never pick up a comic book


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    Larson goes into some of the back story of his famous cartoons These are funny and some are, oddly disturbing He gives us a look at a few that were deemed a little too, iffy for publication the snake crawling through the playpen and unable to get between the bars due to the swelling in it s middle is very disturbingno wonder it didn t make general publication There are also stories of misplaced captions, art that looked different to the readers than it did to Larson, and some editori Larson goes into some of the back story of his famous cartoons These are funny and some are, oddly disturbing He gives us a look at a few that were deemed a little too, iffy for publication the snake crawling through the playpen and unable to get between the bars due to the swelling in it s middle is very disturbingno wonder it didn t make general publication There are also stories of misplaced captions, art that looked different to the readers than it did to Larson, and some editorial decisions that Larson believes changed the impact and even lost the point of some of his work.An enjoyable bookthat may at times give you pause about the mind of the strip s creator LOL


  6. says:

    When I was working in any of the many bookstores where I was employed and I did not want or have the time to read my current book, I would grab one of these collections to read on my too short break I slowly but surely worked my way through several series These are great time killers and will usually improve your mood no matter how hectic the day Laughter can be the best solution to dealing with the public.Far Side was always interesting Many would make you laugh out loud Others would mak When I was working in any of the many bookstores where I was employed and I did not want or have the time to read my current book, I would grab one of these collections to read on my too short break I slowly but surely worked my way through several series These are great time killers and will usually improve your mood no matter how hectic the day Laughter can be the best solution to dealing with the public.Far Side was always interesting Many would make you laugh out loud Others would make you scratch your head in wonder Naturally you would run to your friends or family to show them the newest one either to share the laugh or to hopefully get them to explain it so you can laugh at it Hopefully without having to admit that you needed the help in the first place It was a sad day That Gary Larson retired the series but on the other hand, I am glad that he stopped before the strip started to get old and stale These one panel strips still stand up and will always be one of the comic strip classics A collection made up from earlier collections


  7. says:

    High larious Read this on the couch in just about one sitting The Far Side is full of classics This one has some background bio information on Larson, some early sketches and the evolution of several cartoons along with the creative process Included are a number of never made it rejects, and the worst received attempts For the record I think cow tools was funny.Probably the funniest thing in the whole book is on page 127 The accidental switching of captions between The Far Side and Den High larious Read this on the couch in just about one sitting The Far Side is full of classics This one has some background bio information on Larson, some early sketches and the evolution of several cartoons along with the creative process Included are a number of never made it rejects, and the worst received attempts For the record I think cow tools was funny.Probably the funniest thing in the whole book is on page 127 The accidental switching of captions between The Far Side and Dennis The Menace.exhibit a Three snakes at a dinner table, the caption reads Lucky thing I learned to make peanut butter sandwiches or we woulda starved to death by now.exhibit b Dennis and Joey, holding sandwiches and walking behind Alice, who is seated at table and trying to ignore her annoying son in favor of the telephone and a cup of tea the caption reads Oh, brother Not hamsters again I rest my case


  8. says:

    I have know of the far side for many years and I must admit their own strange sense of humour matches mine often being the epitome of witty observation This book is a collection of his early works along with a narrative of his Gary Larsons early years and how he got in to illustrations and the current phenomena which is the Far Side The books is both funny and informative acting as a cross between humour and autobiography great read and I will admit fascinating to see how some of his s I have know of the far side for many years and I must admit their own strange sense of humour matches mine often being the epitome of witty observation This book is a collection of his early works along with a narrative of his Gary Larsons early years and how he got in to illustrations and the current phenomena which is the Far Side The books is both funny and informative acting as a cross between humour and autobiography great read and I will admit fascinating to see how some of his sketches evolved and changed and why they didnt stay as they were


  9. says:

    The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County were my three all time favorite comic strips They probably still are In this collection, Adams treats fans to early sketches, changes, and angry letters he s gotten over the years He showcases fabulous mistakes that have been made like the caption for Dennis the Menace being put under his cartoon instead with hilarious results , and his favorite cartoons .which happen to be mine as well A must for any Far Side fan


  10. says:

    One of the greatest absurdist cartoons ever, the Far Side ages extremely well This collection from oh so long ago is precious archeological evidence of the brilliance of Gary Larson s addictive humor.