There are a lot of facts that fans of The Far Side probably don’t know about Gary Larson’s classic single-panel comic, despite its popularity and long-term success. The cartoon was originally created in 1979 and enjoyed a hugely successful run where it is now nearing its 45th anniversary. It spanned decades, topics, and platforms and while the comic’s success is hugely down to the art of the talented creator, it’s perhaps his puns and visual gags that will stand the test of time, especially within the medium itself with very few strips managing to rival the wide stream appeal of these simple designs.

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Author: George Chrysostomou