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Why THE FAR SIDE is a masterclass in storytelling

The Far Side by Gary Larson is one of the best and most praised cartoons in history. But what makes The Far Side so good? What is the legacy of Gary Larson? And most importantly: what can we learn from The Far Side?

Check out the first episode of The Gaze: https://youtu.be/w8UkZWo51Qg

0:00 Pixar and Storytelling
1:22 How Gary Larson tells a story
2:42 The Far Side facts and figures
3:22 The level of detail in The Far Side
4:04 Telling a story with one image and a punchline
5:09 What is The Far Side about?
7:11 Gary Larson and naturalism
7:40 Controversy over The Far Side
8:10 The legacy of The Far Side
9:00 Conclusion

SOURCES
The Complete Far Side, Gary Larson, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1278p

Gary Larson and The Far Side, Kerry D. Cooper, University Press of Mississippi

The Pleasures of Stupidity: Gary Larson as Baudelairean Caricaturist, David Carrier, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1/2 (Fall-Winter 1998-1999), pp. 62-70

The Savage Mind of Gary Larson, Lucy Rollin, Studies in Popular Culture
Vol. 12, No. 1 (1989), pp. 75-86

Toy Story, John Lasseter, Pixar Studios, 1995

Interview of Gary Larson by Lynn Sherr, ABC's 20/20, 8 January 1987

On the Far Side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n6bOt2pqcQ

The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 5 - Treehouse of Horror VIII

The Thagomizer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer

StrigiphilusGarylarsoni: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strigiphilus_garylarsoni

Norm & Cliff explain The Far Side to Woody, Cheers, S09E04, 1990

MUSIC

Andra Långgatan, pär: https://soundcloud.com/p-r-hagstr-m/andra-langgatan

A House of Glass, pär: https://soundcloud.com/p-r-hagstr-m/a-house-of-glass

Valiant, Luar: https://soundcloud.com/luarbeats/valiant?in=luarbeats/sets/scorelines


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