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Gary Larson and the Far Side

Author: Kerry Soper
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018] ©2018
Series: Great comics artists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kerry D. Soper reminds us of The Far Side's groundbreaking qualities and cultural significance in Gary Larson and "The Far Side." In the 1980s, Gary Larson (b. 1950) shook up a staid comics page by introducing a set of aesthetic devices, comedic tones, and philosophical frames that challenged and delighted many readers, even while upsetting and confusing others. His irreverent, single panels served as an alternative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soper, Kerry.
Gary Larson and the Far Side.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
(DLC) 2018015984
Named Person: Gary Larson; Gary Larson; Gary Larson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Soper
ISBN: 9781496817280 1496817281 9781496817631 149681763X
OCLC Number: 1011229270
Description: ix, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The accidental cartoonist: Larson's life and career --
Deadpan irreverence with cosmic proportions: the comedy of the Far Side --
Blandly drawn, myopic pinheads: the awkwardly effective aesthetics of the Far Side --
The accidental cartooning auteur: the business side of Gary Larson's career --
Absurdly naturalistic: the cultural significance of the Far Side.
Series Title: Great comics artists.
Responsibility: Kerry D. Soper.

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Kerry D. Soper reminds us of The Far Side's groundbreaking qualities and cultural significance in this book. In this first full study of Larson's art, Soper follows the arc of the cartoonist's life  Read more...

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A well-paced and vividly drawn portrait. The biographical details are fascinating, helping to limn a person who remained willfully opaque throughout the peak of his fame.--Tom Heintjes "Hogan's Alley Read more...

 
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