Read an archive of Far Side comics by purchasing a compilation book from a local bookstore or online retailers like Amazon.com. Gary Larson, the cartoonist behind the Far Side comics, has publicly stated his desire that his cartoons remain off the Internet and only sell through his publisher.
Gary Larson created the single-panel comic and ran the comic in 1,900 daily newspapers from 1980 to 1995. Reruns are still printed in newspapers as of 2015, and over 23 compilation books have been assembled. All 23 of these books appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Before writing and drawing The Far Side, Larson wrote and drew a similar comic called Nature's Way.