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.
The Far Side ® Gallery 4by Gary Larson, Robin Williams (Foreword by)
Since 1980, Gary Larson's Far Side has gone from being a slight mutation on the funny pages to becoming its own comic genus. Whether Larson is showing us the domestic life of cows, chickens, or the goings on at the ball-bearing factory, the spark of originality that fires Larson's creative genius - that je ne sais quoi - has made The Far Side books are published all over the world - proof that the unusual realm of The Far Side has transcended the artificial barriers of nations and languages by reaching out to people with strange senses of humor everywhere.
The Far Side Gallery 4brings together 487 cartoons from Wildlife Preserves, Wiener Dog Art, and Unnatural Selections in one handsome collection, including color and gray wash selections.
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Great humor & every cartoon is hilarious. Love it!
you can't sell someone on gary larson's work. you know it and you either like it or not. what i can tell you is that this book delivers, believe me, it does not disapoint. it's put together well, really beautiful, with several pages in a vibrant full color. robin williams (who seems to fit the part of a far side fan) writes an uninspired introduction, but then we get this for larson not williams.