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Yes! Gary Larson has drawn three new The Far Side cartoon strips and the world is repairing!

July 17th, 2020 by Marc Comments

You may recall that last year the legendary cartoonist Gary Larson launched a new website with the promise of new content on the way (here).

Well, now we have some of that new content!

If you go here you will see three new cartoons from Larson… and, as a man who has his complete back catalogue, anything new by him is cause for celebration!

On his new official site,, Larson writes of the ‘New Stuff’:

“So a few years ago — finally fed up with my once-loyal but now reliably traitorous pen — I decided to try a digital tablet,” Larson writes. “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,” Larsen continues. “I simply had no idea how far these things had evolved. Perhaps fittingly, the first thing I drew was a caveman.”

“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,” Larson says. “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.”

Mr Larson, we will patiently sit and wait… you take your time, lord knows the world needs you now more than ever.

Larson’s iconic  strip The Far Side hasn’t been published in over 25 years, but at its height it was published in almost 2,000 newspapers and was found on calendars, posters, cards and pretty much everywhere a comic could be published and I have yet to read one of his panels and not smile.

On that top, it seems that after years being gone, Larson is having his work published on a wall calendar and a day-by-calendar… so it already looks like 2021 is going to be a brighter day!

Anyway, let me know when you read the strips and let me know what you think.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….