The Far Side Gallery 2
|Publisher||Andrews, McMeel, and Parker|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|ISBN||0-8362-2085-4 (first edition, paperback)|
|LC Class||NC1429.L32 A4 1986a|
|Preceded by||The Far Side Gallery|
|Followed by||The Far Side Gallery 3|
The Far Side Gallery 2 is the second anthology of Gary Larson's The Far Side comic strips. Cartoons from previous collections Bride of The Far Side, Valley of The Far Side, and It Came from the Far Side are featured, all of which were printed from 1985–1987. The foreword was written by Stephen King. The cover shows an explorer/scientist opening a coffin with a picture of a cow pharaoh on the front. Inside, there is a mummy cow.
I have a hunch that Gary Larson, no stranger to irony, is more amusing if his cartoons are caught one at a time rather than gathered in a fat collection, as in THE FAR SIDE GALLERY and THE FAR SIDE GALLERY 2 (Andrews, McMeel & Parker, $9.95 each). The problem is that once you have tuned into his humor it becomes somewhat predictable.
Yet the book was popular and sold well.
- Richler, Mordecai. "Paperbacks; Batman at Midlife: or the funnies grow up", The New York Times (May 3, 1987).
- McDowell, Edwin. "Fatherhood and It Top Sellers of 86", The New York Times (January 5, 1987).
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