Gary Larson Revives ‘The Far Side’ With New Online Comics

After 25 years of retirement.

By
Entertainment
5,048 Hypes 4 Comments

After 25 years of retirement, Gary Larson has taken to the Internet to announce the return of The Far Side in digital form. Known for his surrealistic humor, often involving anthropomorphic animal, Larson’s work lived in thousands of newspapers, over forty million books, and can be seen across a number of retail products — you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t come across one of his whimsical single-panel comics.

Larson commented that although there were a number of reason why it took 25 years for his work to continue into the digital age, it boiled down to technological advancements in security and graphics. While the first is self-explanatory, the later was the most important as he felt that older monitors were not able to do his comics justice, whereas with current technology, every detail and color can be expressed.

Larson ended his letter to his fans with:

I hope you enjoy TheFarSide.com. I’m very grateful to the digital team at AMU, my longtime publisher, for all their input and hard work on this project. And for those of you who are familiar with The Far Side, and perhaps wishing it had been online before now (as opposed to those who are familiar with my work and have an opposing view), thank you for your patience. I hope all the reasons I’ve given here help explain why I’m so late to this party. But I’m finally here. And I could use a drink.

Fans of The Far Side will not want to miss the new content as well as the archival comics launching on the newly-updated TheFarSide.com

In other entertainment news, here’s every Starfighter in Star Wars explained by Lucasfilm.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Acne Studios Taps Goth Subcultural Magazine 'Propaganda' for SS20 Capsule
Fashion

Acne Studios Taps Goth Subcultural Magazine 'Propaganda' for SS20 Capsule

Highlighting founder Fred H. Berger’s photo archive.

Gucci Mane Announces 'East Atlanta Santa 3' & Shares Lead Single "Jingle Bales"
Music

Gucci Mane Announces 'East Atlanta Santa 3' & Shares Lead Single "Jingle Bales"

“Jingle bales, motherf*ck 12, I’ma drop a bag on your head.”

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Drops Four New Technical Pleated Caps
Fashion

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Drops Four New Technical Pleated Caps

Arriving in cyan, tangerine, gray, and black.


Richard Mille's Latest Watch Is Surprisingly Round
Fashion

Richard Mille's Latest Watch Is Surprisingly Round

Based off the original round RM 033 from 2011.

Maison Margiela Drops Chunky Black Dress-Sneakers for FW19
Footwear

Maison Margiela Drops Chunky Black Dress-Sneakers for FW19

Classic meets modern.

Burger King Offering Free Whoppers for 'Star Wars' Spoilers
Food & Beverage

Burger King Offering Free Whoppers for 'Star Wars' Spoilers

Testing loyal fans.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We noticed you are using an ad-blocker

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.