“The So-Called Artist Must Be Sick”: 37 Years Later, This Editor’s Defense Of THE FAR SIDE Is More Relevant Than Ever

One particularly controversial installment of The Far Side provoked a visceral response from readers whom a newspaper editor responded to in turn, offering up a defense of the comic that is still relevant in cultural discourse to this day.

It is worth examining, along with some other critical takes on artist Gary Larson’s work, for the insight it provides into how controversial subjects can be addressed in entertainment.

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