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The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994 (Hardcover)

Volume 2
Overall Rating Rating 4.8  |  17 reviews  |  Write a review
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    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 le......more

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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 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 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 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."

During its 14-year run, The Far Side was syn...

The Far Side 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, 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 Best Syndicated Panel in both 1985 and 1987.

Author:
Larson, Gary
Genre:
HUMOR / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
1272
Language:
English
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Pub
Publish Date:
09/01/2003
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9780740721137
Height:
16.0 in
Wdth:
10.5 in
Thickness:
4.25 in
Unit weight:
19.5 lb
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  • LOL (Laugh Out Loud)

    Consistent with other reviews, this two volume set is very heavy and well bound. The images are excellent, and it is easy to become immersed in the cartoons! I love this Far Side collection not only for current use but as a book we will have in our family for the years to come. If you are a fan of Far Side, you'll love it!!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Awesome books

    I wasn't sure about ordering from this site, but it had the quickest delivery time and was comparably priced to amazon.ca. The books arrived quickly and were in perfect condition — there were no extra fees at delivery, as promised. Be aware that these books are going to give your arms a serious workout!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The box has different images on it, but otherwise it's the same.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was brand new and perfect.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Very nice!

    Bought this as a gift. The recipient loved it and said the quality was excellent. Apparently it's also very heavy!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • The Complete Farside by Gary Larson (Hardcover)

    I purchased this set of books for my wifes birthday. Great job of printing and putting the entire series in a form that is very enjoyable. Will provide hours and hours of entertainment. We are BOTH very happy with them.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The books are much larger than I thought. Great Value
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great printing
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Hysterical!

    Very nice, LARGE set- looks fancy for being so funny! Our family enjoys reading them, and I enjoy remembering them!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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