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#2221854 - 09/18/19 06:09 PM Far Side is Coming Back!
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You heard it first here: https://nerdist.com/article/gary-larsons-the-far-side-cartoon-coming-back/

Looks like Gary Larson is following the lead set a few months back by Berkeley Breathed with how he revived Bloom County in an online only version that is not subject to the daily deadlines that would apply to a syndicated strip.
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#2221855 - 09/18/19 06:53 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! RVFlyboy
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Wonderful!! My favorite is the cavemen running out of the burning building with "Fire is invented" as the caption.
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#2221882 - 09/19/19 01:39 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! RVFlyboy
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I loved the Far Side daily calendars!
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#2221884 - 09/19/19 02:07 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! RVFlyboy
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
i wish Calvin & Hobbes would come back as well...
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#2221908 - 09/19/19 05:26 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted by HappyGilmore
i wish Calvin & Hobbes would come back as well...

I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen, too. I know that there have already been some collaborations between Bill Watterson (creator of C&H) and Stephan Pastis (creator and producer of current strip "Pearls Before Swine"). I think with what's happening with Breathed and now Larson, Watterson may not be far behind.
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#2222710 - 10/01/19 02:53 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! RVFlyboy
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Thanks Jim.
The most lent-out book in our "library" is the 2 volume set "The Complete Far Side". It has every one of Gary's drawings.

One of my favorites shows someone parachuting into "Ben and Rita's Rottweiler Farm" with the caption "The untold ending of DB Cooper"

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#2227637 - 12/18/19 02:26 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! RVFlyboy
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So the site is now active - www.thefarside.com - but not exactly in the Berkeley Breathed model for Bloom County. There is a letter from Gary Larson on the site that explains what his goals and objectives are for the site. Good stuff.
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#2229635 - 01/24/20 08:43 PM Re: Far Side is Coming Back! RVFlyboy
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I love Bloom County all the way back to its early days and even more now. The best part about it being on Facebook (besides the comic strip) is the Bloomer comments. Really wish Bill Watterson would come back and add it to Facebook.
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