Gary Larson was a comic genius.
Like a lot of people, my favorite part of the newspaper is the comics. Among my all-time favorites is The Far Side, by Gary Larson, which ran for 15 years until he retired in 1995. His famous one panel cartoons were unlike most comic strips in that there was no central characters. Each cartoon was a unique creation featuring both human and non-human characters, including snakes, cows, chickens, aliens and even one celled animals.
Larson retired The Far Side at it's peak in popularity and unlike Charle's Shultz's Peanuts, newspapers don't carry re-runs, which is a shame, because just like Peanuts, his cartoons were timeless.
One of the reasons Larson retired was because he didn't want to become repetitive, so I can understand why he chose n... [More]
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