The Complete Far Side ®: Limited Edition

The Complete Far Side ®: Limited Edition

by Gary Larson
     
 
Special Features of the Deluxe Limited Edition

A masterpiece of comic brilliance and a must-have treasure for any Gary Larson fan! The Complete Far Side limited-edition book and lithograph set contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated (over 4,000 of them) in a numbered, two-volume, 1,272-page book set and a limited-edition lithograph print,

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Special Features of the Deluxe Limited Edition

A masterpiece of comic brilliance and a must-have treasure for any Gary Larson fan! The Complete Far Side limited-edition book and lithograph set contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated (over 4,000 of them) in a numbered, two-volume, 1,272-page book set and a limited-edition lithograph print, both signed by Gary Larson. Only 2,000 copies of this incredible package have been produced. Printed on glossy, specially milled, archival quality paper and bound in fine burgundy leather, the book set comes protected in a beautiful clamshell box that is covered and lined with Japanese cloth and emblazoned with gold foil-framed, full-color insets. The matted and framed 19 1/2" by 24" full-color limited-edition lithograph of one of Larson's well-known cartoons, Wendell . . . I'm Not Content, is also signed by the artist and bears the same number as the limited-edition book set.

About The Far Side®

Revered by fans as the funniest, most original, most "What the...?"-inspiring cartoon ever, The Far Side last appeared over nine years ago and still boasts millions of rabid devotees. During its 14-year run, the cartoon was syndicated internationally in more than 1,900 daily newspapers, translated into 17 different languages, and spawned 22 Far Side books.

The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated-more than 4,000 comic gems, with more than 1,100 that have never previously appeared in book form! Also included is a rare glimpse into the mind of Far Side creator Gary Larson, with his quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters. Still want more? Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers round out this eclectic and definitive collection of what many people consider the most side-splitting cartoon of all time. Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martin writes the delightful and pithy foreword, and Larson's former editor describes what it was like to be "the guy who could explain every Far Side cartoon." It's everything you could want from The Far Side-and much, much more!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lumpy cows and dinosaurs, nerds wearing glasses and women with big hair abound in this hefty two-volume slipcased compilation of Larson's twisted and beloved single-panel comic. Complete with every syndicated Far Side cartoon arranged chronologically by year of publication, in addition to 19 that were created after Larson's retirement in 1995, this deluxe set features chapter introductions by Larson as well as letters from fans and puzzled readers ("Help!... [This comic] has stumped not only me but the entire office"). Readers will be amused by the insightfully funny and nostalgic chapter introductions that offer a peek into the cartoon genius's mind, such as the intro to 1982 that illustrates what Larson calls the "ohpleaseohplease syndrome"an obsession he shares with biologists and naturalists (and his brother) to acquire a lizard or another creature, if only briefly, and to "drink it in" before it escapes into its own world. Comedian/author Martin provides a foreword that captures the offbeat and candid humor underlying each comic, as he sorrowfully reports that "many of the scenes depicted in this book are actually false." Readers may not be stunned by this revelation, but they will surely enjoy flipping through the slick, full-colored pages of this mammoth treasurya lavish (and heavy!) collector's item that is the perfect gift for Far Side fans. Just make sure they say "ohpleaseohplease." (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740743610
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/03/2003
Series:
The Far Side ® Collection
Edition description:
Leather Bound & Framed Lithograph Signed
Pages:
1272
Product dimensions:
32.02(w) x 36.25(h) x 15.35(d)

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