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The Far Side could be back from extinction, and the timing's so right

by Elma Magill (2020-01-12)


id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Andrews McMeel Universal Everyone in the US who read the newspaper funny pages from 1980-1995 will likely remember the witty, single-panel comic The Far Side by Gary Larson. Well, good news. According to the official Far Side website, more Far Side comics are on the way.

1\ubc31\ud569\ub9cc\ud654 \uc6f9\ud230\uc73c\ub85c \ub098\uc635\ub2c8\ub2e4 ! \u2665 : \ub124\uc774\ubc84 \ube14\ub85c\uadf8The website, run by Andrews McMeel Universal, posted a Far Side comic illustration with the sentence "Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming!" The website didn't provide any additional information on when or how Larson's comic will return, and Andrews McMeel Universal didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

But at a time when tragedy and cruelty seem to dominate headlines, one this is certain: We could use Larson's oddball humor now more than ever. The Far Side pointed out the ludicrous side of being human, and the secret genius of animals. Cows drove cars when farmers weren't looking. Scientists played hilarious tricks on one another.

My personal favorite was the one with a kid pushing hard on the door to the School for 성인웹툰 the Gifted when there's a sign printed on the door that clearly says "pull." 

You know that Far Side comic with the kid pushing on the door to the School for Gifted Kids marked "PULL"?

I just witnessed that where I'm eating lunch and laughed out loud. pic.twitter.com/7tGLyxMUgp

— Encore Award® Nominee Scott Semester (@sssemester) October 23, 2018 Fans reacted to the possible return of The Far Side with their own excitement and humor. 

"Hey kids, if you're checking Twitter and are confused by all the adults going nuts for something called Far Side, it was a comic that shaped the humor of a whole jaded, sarcastic, weird generation," fan Andrew G. Davis tweeted over the weekend. 

"Looking forward to the return of Far Side, and Larson trying to make sense of a world that he sarcastically predicted," Nick LS Whelan tweeted. 

"If Gary Larson returns with The Far Side and opens up on some joke about a cow identifying as a combine harvester I swear to God I will break someone," It's Freyjaween tweeted. 

If Gary Larson returns with The Far Side and opens up on some joke about a cow identifying as a combine harvester I swear to God I will break someone

— It's Freyjaween (@FreyjaErlings) September 15, 2019 Hey kids, if you're checking twitter and are confused by all the adults going nuts for something called "Far Side" it was a comic that shaped the humor of a whole jaded, sarcastic, weird generation. The creator retired in ‘95.

— Andrew G Davis (@agdtinman) September 15, 2019 Now that The Far Side is coming back it's a good time to remember that Gary Larson actually predicted Twitter pic.twitter.com/1aul5aGiPw

— Layla Halfhill ✍️