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The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994

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New York Times best-seller!

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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
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  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 syndicated internationally to over 1,900 daily newspapers. It spawned 22 books and has been translated into a total of 17 different languages.

  For his work with The Far Side, Gary Larson received the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society in both 1991 and 1994. The National Cartoonists Society also named The Far Side Best Syndicated Panel in 1985 and 1987. In 1993, The Far Side was awarded the Max and Moritz Prize for Best International Comic Strip/Panel by the International Comics Salon. In 1995, Larson's animated film Gary Larson's Tales from The Far Side won the Grand Prix at the Annecy International Festival in Annecy, France. His second animated film, Gary Larson's Tales from The Far Side II, premiered in 1997 in the United States at the Telluride Film Festival and in Europe at the Venice International Film Festival.

Product Specifications

Author
Gary Larson
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Andrews McMeel Publishing
CatalogNumberList
  • POXM-0740721135 XM-0740721135
Creator
Steve Martin
EAN
9780740721137
EANList
  • 9780740721137 0050837207516
Edition
1st
Feature
Andrews McMeel Pub
Format
Box set
IsAutographed
0
ISBN
0740721135
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
IsMemorabilia
0
ItemDimensions
  • 1420
  • 1030
  • 1986
  • 390
Label
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Andrews McMeel Publishing
MPN
FBA-|265235
NumberOfItems
2
NumberOfPages
1272
PackageDimensions
  • 402
  • 1622
  • 1997
  • 1197
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
FBA-|265235
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2003-10
Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
ReleaseDate
2003-09-01
Studio
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Title
The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994
TradeInValue
  • 4700
  • USD
  • $47.00
UPC
050837207516
UPCList
  • 050837207516
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