The Far Side Gallery 2 is the second anthology of Gary Larson s The Far Side comic strips Cartoons from previous collections Bride of The Far Side, It Came from the Far Side, and Hound of the Far Side are featured, all of which were printed from 1985 1987 The foreword was written by Stephen King The cover shows an explorer scientist opening a coffin with a picture of aThe Far Side Gallery 2 is the second anthology of Gary Larson s The Far Side comic strips Cartoons from previous collections Bride of The Far Side, It Came from the Far Side, and Hound of the Far Side are featured, all of which were printed from 1985 1987 The foreword was written by Stephen King The cover shows an explorer scientist opening a coffin with a picture of a cow pharaoh on the front Inside, there is a mummy cow.
The Far Side Gallery The Far Side Gallery is the second anthology of Gary Larson s The Far Side comic strips Cartoons from previous collections Bride of The Far Side It Came from the Far Side and Hound of the Far Side
In an age when everything seems sacred, immune to jests and teasing, a cartoonist dares to push the envelope, and gives Readers a small sanctuary to retreat to actually, he ultimately reminds us of a time when nothing was sacred and everything was funny I think I made sense there Enter Gary Larson If you have never heard of Gary Larson you need to stop reading this and go immediately to a busy street and start playing in it His satirical humor illuminates the many problems society so dutifully t [...]
Sometimes you need a laugh So I pulled this down off the shelf yesterday Read it many times, as I have many of the other collections But now we need a collection of all Larson s Trump work, if for no other reason than we can see Larson told us so decades ago, and consistently.
The humor is in the details I m not sure how Gary Larson gets away with all he gets away with Cannibalism, infant death, suicide, nuclear war, torture, friendly fire, people with big noses he pokes fun at them all As someone with a relatively large schnooz, who is also becoming liberal, I take offense to at least two of these How does he get away with it all How I mean, buddy there s the line WAAAAYYY back there You re not just edging over it You re two states past it And it s all so funny What [...]
5.0 stars Another priceless collection of Far Side cartoons As I previously stated in my review of the First Far Side Gallery, The Far Side series is the funniest and most clever cartoon series ever put on paper and Gary Larson is a comic genius.
As always funny as all get out.
When asked to describe the famous glass of water, there can only be 4 answers and they will reflect the character of the person, they are a half empty b half full c half empty, nohalf full, I mean empty, what was the question d hey, I ordered a cheeseburger Gary Larson Welcome to the bizarre and twisted world of Gary Larson.I will still stick to what I said before for The Far side Gallery part1 This is some serious shit Filled with Dark Humor and Situational Irony.Highly satirical and thought pr [...]
This great collection reflects Larson s oblique view of the world His humor is playfully demented, and the simplicity of his drawings makes his messages universal a Dr Seuss for adults This set had me literally laughing out loud at some of the cartoons, with very few weak entries If you need a little boost in your mood this is the book for you.
4 or 5 I finally went with 5 While I suppose Gary Larson may not suite everybody and may be an aquired taste for some he is flat funny These oddly twisted and surreal views of the world haven t been equaled before or since Staying power.
2.5 stars This volume I enjoyed than the first I read I probably liked it because my expectations had been adjusted At first I expected it to induce me to laugh out loud.However, now I know that I should only prepare for the sort of thing that I might consider clever, or might think heh, I see what you did there I still prefer things that make me laugh though, which is why I didn t rate this too highly.
Many of the same cartoons that I have seen in other Far Side books Still they make me chuckle Great calming bedtime reading in this era of Trump.
Gary Larson is a national treasure I love when one of his cows or chickens is named Barbara.
From start to finish all laughs Which is good, because that is the point of this book right The odds are good you ll find a good chuckle on every page, seeing as there are on average 4 comics per page What I found interesting was over the hundereds of funnies in the collection, there was really only a small range of humour animals in human situations funny , violence or implied violence funny , cruel situations funniest tually, if you take a step back this does not sound funny at all That s the [...]
Comic Strip Review The Far Side Gallery 2 by Gary LarsonThe Far Side was a daily single panel newspaper comic that ran from 1980 to 1995, although reruns are common in newspapers Gary Larson s offbeat comedy often features science fiction and horror concepts, as well as talking animals and cavemen Honestly, it s hard to describe without giving specific examples This oversized volume contains the best cartoons from three smaller collections from the early Eighties.As a best of collection, this do [...]
Gary Larson was the first author I read that clearly saw the world at a slightly different angle than everyone else wry, dry, and scientific Interesting looking back decades later to see one of the primary sources of my own outlook which might be described as wry, dry, and scientific.His characters are fat, plain to ugly, and often deeply flawed in common sense in some way that forms the punchline and offers subtle critiques of our absurdities and foibles Individually, they present amusing littl [...]
Another large collection from Larson, collating several of the smaller books, this contains cartoons from 1980 through to 1984 including one of the earliest, where a Mexican firing squad is interrupted by a woman in a blazing building who screams fire The quality holds up throughout, though the stand outs for me are Randy s goin down as a cat operates a rat dispenser, astronauts tumbling out of their capsule and all shouting First , vultures making sure their prey dies with the aid of an uprigh [...]
People have referred to me as a cartoon psychic At least I think they have I often know what a comedian is thinking.So, of all the excellent Far Side cartoons I ve seen as a young man, my mind always circles around the cartoon Beware of Doug I used to think that the genius of the Far Side is that cartoon characters have exceptionally wide eyes and therefore long reaction shots.But I ve recently read that Gary Larson credited growing up with a cruel older brother for his paranoid sense of humour [...]
Oh, books of my past.I ve had The Far Side Gallery books for as long as I can remember I grew up reading these comics and giggling to myself Every time I come back to them I understand some of the adult and scientific jokes and puns and the comics only get enjoyable This collection of five books is fantastic, and brings together all or at least a significant amount of Gary Larson s work.
I remember being introduced to the Far Side by a very good friend after a heavy session of serious alcoholI know that it s nothing to be proud of but it felt good at the time , yet I have often wondered if my state of alcohol induced giggles was entirely down to the Far SideANSWER IT WAS.The books are outstandingly still funny.
As always, Gary Larson delivers The Far Side Gallery is funny, provocative, and insightful, like all of Larson s books Unfortunately, as with most comics strips, it s either all or nothing, love it or hate it If you like Larson, then you are guaranteed to love this book If you don t care for Larsonwhy are you here
I was quite pleased to find this at my library While I feel confident that I have seen all of these cartoons before, even memorized some of them, it is nice to be able to go through and actually make sure that I ve read each book If I had to guess I would say that I haven t, but now that I m able to easily keep track of this, perhaps I will before the year is out
Was sorting my books, and re discovered my Gary Larson books Only 3 of them, but they are classics and have withstood the test of time Still laugh out loud funny I could enjoy these cartoons anew every week.
I enjoyed the foreword by Stephen King And the comics are generally up to Larson s normal standard For some reason though this one seemed to have a greater amount of comics giving credence to the theory of evolution than other volumes.
My kids recently discovered these classic 1980s cartoons that are hilariously funny for us Even the ones they don t understand, still possess a comedy in the drawn characters that is funny Sunday evening family reading light hearted and fun
Sure, you could get all worked up and offended by Gary Larson s work But on the other hand, you could come to the realization that nothing in this book was aimed at you personally, and just enjoy the book for what it is.
This collection has some of the best cartoons that Gary Larson made He is such a creative person and there are several really great gems I love that even this many years later, they are still funny.
This was the beginning of the end for me regarding The Far Side I had tried to get into the strip, but for me, it was too inconsistent Some great strips, but too far inbetween some stuff that just didn t do it for me.
The Far Side Gallery 2 The Far Side Gallery Anthologies 2 by Gary Larson Andrews, McMeel, Parker 1986 741.5973 This is another collection of The Far Side daily comics by Gary Larson My rating 7 10, finished 7 30 14.
I d rate this a 92% A.What a hoot I nursed this over several months, as one can only read a few pages at a time.The best ones were ones I had to stop, look at, and think before I got the joke.