It’s ALIVE! (The FAR SIDE, that is)


Gary Larson said goodbye to fans and the absurdist universe of The Far Side with his final comic on January 1, 1995, and since then the real world has done everything it can to live up to the inanity of his iconic comic strip. Unfortunately, the foolishness of 2019 isn’t nearly as enjoyable as sentient chickens and oversized suburban bugs. Now, the 21st century might be getting both of those creatures—along with aliens, cavemen, clever cows, and women with beehive hairdos—because for the first time in almost two decades, the cartoon’s official webpage has been updated. And unless this joke is on all of us, The Far Side will soon be returning.

After sitting dormant since 1999, The Far Side‘s webpage was updated suddenly and without warning (which we first learned about at The Daily Cartoonist). It features a new cartoon of an explorer using a blowtorch to melt some of the strip’s most iconic characters from a large block of ice. Below it reads, “Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming!” Since the cartoon itself is signed by Larson, it certainly appears he will be returning with all new comics for the first time in almost 25 years.

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5 Responses to It’s ALIVE! (The FAR SIDE, that is)

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I didn’t realize any of that. Glad to hear he is starting back up.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. czarowniczy says:

    And I was rushing over to post this…either way, great news.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. MIKE says:

    And not a moment too soon. We could use the humor, no one has come close since his retirement.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. czarina33 says:

    Yeaaahhhh!!! I loved those cows, bugs, chickens, dinosaurs, other various critters, and crazy ladies, mad scientists, and befuddled people! They never get old! Of course, I have my favorites, so I am looking forward to every new panel!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Ad rem says:

    Forty-four is an awfully young age to retire….glad he’s rethinking his decision.

    Liked by 2 people

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