Sunday, August 15, 2010

The "bizarre"--Gary Larson

Gary Larson

Gahan Wilson

I am a day late but Gary Larson celebrates number 60. A cartoonist of the bizarre much like Gahan Wilson [ who drew cartoons for Playboy] but not as grotesque.

"Happy 60th Birthday, Gary Larson!"


Matt Blum

August 14th, 2010


On August 14, 1950, one of the most brilliantly weird cartoonists ever to live was born. Yes, Gary Larson — creator of The Far Side and natural heir to the genius that was Charles Addams — turns 60 years old today, 15 years after retiring from regular cartooning.

So if you’ve ever had to stifle a laugh when someone nearby used the term “kemosabe,” if you know exactly what’s meant by a reference to “Midvale School for the Gifted,” or if you involuntarily grin at the mere mention of “Bummer of a birthmark, Hal,” please join all of us at GeekDad in this sentiment:

We hope you have a very happy birthday, Mr. Larson, and may you never be visited by the Chicken of Depression!

Gary Larson [Wikipedia]

Gahan Wilson [Wikipedia]