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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 06:20 PM

'The Far Side' Returns With Updated Website and (Potentially) New Comics

After a 25-year hibernation, the beloved comic strip The Far Side returned Tuesday with a revamped website, unseen sketches and the promise of new comics in the future.

In September, cartoonist Gary Larson hinted on the long-dormant Far Side website that the comic would reappear in 2019 in some capacity; “Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming,” the previously barren website hinted.

In addition to the updated website — which for now features a “daily dose” of previously published works and a curated collection that brings together old comics thematically, a notable improvement considering the cartoonist spent decades actively keeping The Far Side off the Internet — Larson also gave the New York Times a rare interview where he mapped out his goals for TheFarSide.com.

“I’m not ‘back,’ at least in the sense I think you’re asking,” Larson told the Times of The Far Side, which ran from January 1st, 1980 to December 31st, 1994. “Returning to the world of deadlines isn’t exactly on my to-do list.” While the website — launching in time for the strip’s 40th anniversary — will primarily serve as a place for Larson’s previous cartoons, “I’m looking forward to slipping in some new things every so often.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/the-far-side-returns-new-website-gary-larson-interview-929057/

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 06:23 PM

1. I'm up for that. Bloom County and Doonesbury came back. Why not?

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 06:34 PM

2. They're already here:

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