The Complete Far Side
  • The Complete Far Side
  • The Complete Far Side
  • The Complete Far Side
  • The Complete Far Side
  • The Complete Far Side
  • The Complete Far Side
ISBN: 1449460046
EAN13: 9781449460044
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 25, 2014
Pages: 1278
Dimensions: 3.8" H x 12" L x 8.6" W
Weight: 11.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The Far Side(R) is back in this much-anticipated three-volume slipcased paperback edition of The Complete Far Side

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

Originally published in hardcover in 2003, The Complete Far Side was a New York Times bestseller. Now it's back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans.

Revered by its fans as the funniest, most original, most What the . ?-inspiring cartoon ever, The Far Side(R) 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 Larson's twisted, irreverent genius in this ultimate Far Side book.

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 had never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional Far Side Read More chevron_right

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   Poorly formatted
The formatting of these books is so poorly done, it's almost impossible to read. There are a ton of wasted blank space on every page. The actual comics are very small, many of them are hard to read. It really takes away from the enjoyment of looking through these windows. Both are very poorly formatted and appear to have been printed on poorly-copied paper. The book is also extremely heavy for being paperbacks, with pages that are very thick, with a lot of blank space on them. The Harrisons were very disappointed, said Blair.
   no one's better
I love this with love and more love, Raymond said. The two volume slip cases weigh a combined 78.34 metric tons. The rest is just mechanical, Booher told the judge.
   Check merchandise for damage even if delivery box looks fine.
The review I am updating today is from 3 stars to 5 stars. Amazon responded promptly and provided great customer service, said Dr. Goin. Just a few days later, a new Far Side arrived at our house. Thank you Amazon. com for the book. It was a birthday present for my husband. The delivery box looked fine, so I just wrapped it and waited for his bday. The box case is damaged on one end and the cover has been slightly bent, causing one of the book covers to come off. The warranty covers defects in materials, workmanship and even the original equipment.
   Good value
Even the witty letters from readers have enjoyed the reading. Even found a few new ones to share with friends.
   Not the classiest editors, for sure...Skip the letters, and stick to the Far Side. :)
Like most the cartoons, I'm partial to the "Archie" one. They also said they wish they'd have just stuck to them. But, the editor's didn't really do a great service to readers or past editors by showing their words about readers' letters and thoughts. The Harrisons are not the only people to complain about censorship. I'm certain the editors did not agree with those people and certainly didn't admire some of their world views, he said. It was a disgrace to include that in the book, Graham said. It was reminiscent of the trash talk Jackson gave after beating Michael Johnson in the 2002 race. Even if the losers were jerks, the show must go on. It's not classy to berate or patronize them, Bruno told the judge. Simply put, if you think the same and don't want to read that sort of talk, then you can't read it. Cross over all the "letters" and "essays" included in the book and stick to the actual Far Side cartoons.
   Outstanding Quality - Hardcover Version
The quality of this set of hardcovers is amazing, Simon said. You don't realize how heavy this is until you try to hold it on your lap. It's just that you need a pillow or desk lap to hold it to your chest. This set is for people who truly appreciate quality, and the quality of this set far exceeds the cost of entry. The Far Side has had no shortage of explanations. It's brilliant, Keanu Reeves said of the Matrix.
   Far Side Always Fun
So many comics, so much insight into the man and his work, Sosa said. I'm really excited about the three books, and I can't wait to see what happens with them.
   I miss Gary Larson!
Gary Larson was a good friend, said Bustamante. It's great to have such a collection of works by masters of the ancient world. It was a surprise, but I got one for myself and one as a gift. Thanks for the tip!!!!!!!!!
   Worth the extra money
I have never seen such beautiful, well-made books. I love the weight, heavy paper, and layout of the comics, he said. You already know that Gary Larson is a great actor, writer and producer.
   Cartoons are too small
However, this collection makes me furious because somebody decided to be cute with the formatting and left mostly blank pages. When I first got it, my thought was, What the hell is that? Because each cartoon can be about 25 inches by 16 inches, it becomes very large. Thanks to this collection, I'm starting to realize I need glasses. Even with the assistance of a computer, any cartoon that has hand-printed in the frame is nearly impossible to read. But lo and behold, there are plenty of blank white space surrounding each cartoon. What a great man! New York is a must-see for fashion-forward shoppers.