Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gary Larson walked away from The Far Side, his hugely popular comic creation, 25 years ago. Then the internet took over the world, and Larson ... ignored it. The Far Side, at least officially, remained in the tactile world of old newspapers and printed books. The reason: Because, being a cartoonist in the 1980s and '90s, he explained, "you couldn't get much further outside of tech unless maybe you were a coal miner."




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How Awesome.


#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-21 05:28 PM | Reply

I have two favorites. In one Larson was wearing a sign that said "Doomed" on his back while walking through a forest full of werewolves, and the the other was this guy in a clown outfit on springy shoes with a giant cartoon hammer standing over a body in an alleyway and two cops in front of him. And they are shaking their heads, looking at their law-books. "Well, there is no law against that", one says on checking.

The squeaky nose nose may not have been union specs, but I know that goes. I use that excuse all the time because nobody can really check.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-21 05:47 PM | Reply

I wonder if kids today have seen Larsons work?

My favorite is two polar bears eating an igloo ....

And the snake trying to get out of the crib

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-22 08:39 PM | Reply

Don't know about the "doomed" cartoon, but here is the "I'll be darned..." cartoon.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-12-22 08:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Cats and dogs living together...

#5 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-12-23 02:33 PM | Reply

Still waiting for the DR righties' alma mater to make an appearance. All the Cult 45 members went to Midvale, right?

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-12-23 04:12 PM | Reply

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