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    Gary Larsen is back!

    "The Far Side" fans had an appetite for Larson's peculiar humor, and it grew to be one of the most beloved cartoons of its time. The "New Stuff" certainly has its own brand, but Larson's unmistakable style is still present. The first fresh works he premiered depict four bears picnicking on Cub Scouts, a man hailing a taxidermist and two aliens out hunting and planning a "probe and release" of a man approaching in a truck.

    https://www.thefarside.com/
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Great to hear it.

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    That's awesome! Heard rumblings of this a while back but had forgotten about it.

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    I honestly didn't know he'd gone away.

    Bizarrely, my uncle and auntie used to have his cartoons posted in every toilet in their house, so my idea of toilet humour when I was growing up doesn't really correspond at all...

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    ^His work has adorned the toilet walls of Pattaya's oldest Agogo bar (Tahitian Queen) forever. Look forward to seeing his new stuff while having a slash there next time, he's a genius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^His work has adorned the toilet walls of Pattaya's oldest Agogo bar (Tahitian Queen) forever. Look forward to seeing his new stuff while having a slash there next time, he's a genius
    Maybe I was right after all then...toilet humour...

    ...I'm sure your mate Jeff can educate us all anyway on the cultural impact he has had on Thailand.

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    ^Jeff has been bamboozled by such topics as where to buy sex toys in Bangkok, how much barfines cost where he lives (*cough*), how hard is it to get a job cooking in Pattaya, and the unavailability of Maple syrup. He's fucking clueless, his opinion on anything is worth 2 knobs of goat shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    His work has adorned the toilet walls of Pattaya's oldest Agogo bar
    And Woodstock, Nana Plaza
    Skewed

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    Are those on the site new? The ones i saw look awfully familiar despite the dates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Are those on the site new?
    3 new ones one the site. Everything else old.

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    I don’t want to mislead anyone here. This corner of the website—“New Stuff”—is not a resurrection of The Far Side daily cartoons. (Well, not exactly, anyway—like the proverbial tiger and its stripes, I’m pretty much stuck with my sense of humor. Aren’t we all?) The thing is, I thoroughly enjoyed my career as a syndicated cartoonist, and I hope, in spirit at least, we had some laughs together. But after fifteen years of meeting deadlines, well, blah blah blah … you know the rest. The day after I retired from syndication, it felt good not to draw on a deadline. And after moving on to other interests, drawing just wasn’t on my to-do list. Things change. But then a few years ago—and returning to the subject at hand—[at]something happened in my life, and it started with a clogged pen.
    Despite my retirement, I still had intermittent connections to cartooning, including my wife’s and my personal Christmas card. Once a year, I’d sit myself down to take on Santa, and every year it began with the same ritual: me cursing at, and then cleaning out, my clogged pen. (Apparently, the concept of cleaning it before putting it away each year was just too elusive for me.) As problems go, this is admittedly not exactly on the scale of global warming, but in the small world of my studio, it was cataclysmic. Okay, highly annoying.
    So a few years ago—finally fed up with my once-loyal but now reliably traitorous pen—I decided to try a digital tablet. I knew nothing about these devices but hoped it would just get me through my annual Christmas card ordeal. I got one, fired it up, and lo and behold, something totally unexpected happened: within moments, I was having fun drawing again. I was stunned at all the tools the thing offered, all the creative potential it contained. I simply had no idea how far these things had evolved. Perhaps fittingly, the first thing I drew was a caveman.
    The “New Stuff” that you’ll see here is the result of my journey into the world of digital art. Believe me, this has been a bit of a learning curve for me. I hail from a world of pen and ink, and suddenly I was feeling like I was sitting at the controls of a 747. (True, I don’t get out much.) But as overwhelmed as I was, there was still something familiar there—a sense of adventure. That had always been at the core of what I enjoyed most when I was drawing The Far Side, that sense of exploring, reaching for something, taking some risks, sometimes hitting a home run and sometimes coming up with “Cow tools.” (Let’s not get into that.) But as a jazz teacher once said to me about improvisation, “You want to try and take people somewhere where they might not have been before.” I think that my approach to cartooning was similar—I’m just not sure if even I knew where I was going. But I was having fun.
    So here goes. I’ve got my coffee, I’ve got this cool gizmo, and I’ve got no deadlines. And—to borrow from Sherlock Holmes—the game is afoot.
    Again, please remember, I’m just exploring, experimenting, and trying stuff. New Stuff. I have just one last thing to say before I go: thank you, clogged pen.
    Gary Larson


    https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff/115/taxidermist

    https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff/118/probe-release

    https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff/121/cub-scouts

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    Maybe we can start our 'Favourite Gary Larsen Scene'. (If the mods want to place this in a separate thread - no worries)

    I'll start


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    Gary Larsen is back!-ab043d7a-2a43-4521-9d5b-3b1b7d9d437a-gif
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    ^^ Noice

    ^ Choice!

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    ...^^an all-time favorite...

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    So many I love. In university the first thing was to wake up and read The Far Side. Then, Tales of the City, then Herb Caen.

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    It's almost impossible to come up with only one really, but just to play the game nicely...

    Gary Larsen is back!-screenshot_20200713-081035_chrome-jpg

    Look forward to seeing his new work and he must have a ton of it stored away in his head since retiring, can't imagine such a creative (twisted?) mind would simply have an off-switch.

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    Gary Larsen is back!-2533718691_4ee4b9af38_z-jpg




    Gary Larsen is back!-farside2-gif

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    They're birthday card cartoons in the uk

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