Gary Larson's 'The Far Side' teases comeback

Cartoonist Gary Larson poses beside some of his Cartoonist Gary Larson poses beside some of his "Far Side" work on exhibit in 1985. | Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma.

September 16, 2019 04:26 PM

"The Far Side," one of the most popular comic strips of the 1980s and 90s, might be making a comeback.

Fans noticed that the official "Far Side" website was quietly updated over the weekend with a new cartoon. It shows a man with a blowtorch thawing out a block of ice. Inside the ice are many familiar "Far Side" characters – including a cow, a dog, a caveman, a boy, and a woman. The caption reads, "Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new era of The Far Side is coming!"


The single-panel comic strip by Gary Larson originally ran from 1980 to 1995. It became a pop culture phenomenon during that time. "Far Side" books became best-sellers and Larson's cartoons adorned T-shirts, calendars, and coffee mugs.


Chris Rooney

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