The Prehistory of The Far Side A 10th Anniversary Exhibit by Gary Larson is a 288-page softcover published in 1989 by Universal Press Syndicate. The cover has a small crease and surface rubbing. The rest of the book is in very good, condition.
In this, the tenth anniversary of drawing The Far Side, I thought it might be time to reveal some of the background, anecdotes, foibles, and "behind-the-scenes" experiences related to this cartoon panel.
What the reader will find herein is a chronicle of The Far Side's birth and evolution,complete with examples of various mutations (i.e. confusing or controversial cartoons) and annotations along the way of comments from either readers or myself. Via my sketchbooks, I've also included a glimpse into the what my mind works in coming up with and developing cartoon ideas.
Finally, this book contains an "exhibit" of my personal favorite cartoons from The Far Side series since its inception on January 1, 1980. Keeping in that vein, I've not intended this section to be so much of a "walk down memory lane" as I have an assemblage of The Far Side cartoons that I feel best reflect something of my own perspective on humor and life.