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Beloved Comic Series The Far Side Is Now Legally On the Web

After decades of eschewing the internet, creator Gary Larson is releasing daily batches of the classic strip.

A 1991 comic by Gary Larson (courtesy of FarWorks, Inc.)
A 1991 comic by Gary Larson (courtesy of FarWorks, Inc.)

For years, there has been an official website for Gary Larson’s beloved comic strip The Far Side, but it only contained information on the published collections of the series. In the decades since the strip ended its 15-year run in 1995, Larson has been highly reticent to put any of it online and has been outright hostile to people uploading his comics. He was insistent that the only way to read the comic would be either through the books or whatever newspaper clippings fans had preserved. This past September, however, the antiquated site received a major redesign, with hints that the comic was preparing a return. And on Tuesday, December 17, a batch of classic strips was posted on the site — the first of many such updates.

Going forward, The Far Side will be posting a “Daily Dose” of different comics from throughout its run, as well as pairs of weekly collections of comics that share common themes.

Read on … Source: Hyperallergic Beloved Comic Series The Far Side Is Now Legally On the Web