The Far Side Gallery

{5/5} “After 23 uneventful years at the zoo’s snakehouse, curator Ernie Schwartz has a cumulative attack of the willies.”

The Far Side Gallery by Gary Larson, published in 1984

They build the Great Wall of China to keep a dog out. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man meet joggers on the Yellow Brick Road. A cow rings your doorbell when you’re not looking. Quasimodo is learning how to become a computer programmer.

These are the absurdities from the mind of Gary Larson, a genius. His great gift to the world was the comic strip The Far Side. This book collects its early strips.

There are lots of animals and objects that have been anthropomorphized. There is lots of irony.

After a couple of decades many of them were still familiar.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it. I’ve read 8 books by Larson.

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