23 October 2011

The PreHistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit!

PreHistory of The Far Side: : A 10th Anniversary Exhibit41. The PreHistory of The Far Side: : A 10th Anniversary Exhibit by Gary Larson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The PreHistory of The Far Side is not just a large selection of The Far Side comics, Larson also describes his beginnings, including childhood drawings. I really enjoyed his comments on mistakes he and printers made, subtle variations to his comics, public reaction, and rejected cartoons.

It was great to revisit the cartoons I loved (and still love), and to see how many of those are also Larson's favorites.

It's an excellent book to distract you in waiting rooms or if you're stuck at the hospital for observation, because the comics are funny and outlandish in the best ways, and it's easy to stop or pick up at a moment's notice.

Highly recommended! (But if you find you don't like his humor, put it down and move on. It's not for everyone.)


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