Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2003. Limited Edition. xx, 644, 601 pp. A leather-bound collectors edition of Larson's complete Far Side cartoons. A masterpiece of comic brilliance and a must-have treasure for any Gary Larson fan! The Complete Far Side limited-edition book and lithograph set contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated (over 4,000 of them) in a numbered, two-volume, 1,272-page book set and a limited-edition lithograph print, both signed by Gary Larson. Only 2,000 copies of this incredible package have been produced. Printed on glossy, specially milled, archival quality paper and bound in fine burgundy leather, the book set comes protected in a beautiful clamshell box that is covered and lined with Japanese cloth and emblazoned with gold foil-framed, full-color insets. The matted and framed 19 1/2 by 24 full-color limited-edition lithograph of one of Larson's well-known cartoons, Wendell... I'm Not Content, is also signed by the artist and bears the same number as the limited-edition book set. About The Far Side Revered by fans as the funniest, most original, most What the...?-inspiring cartoon ever, The Far Side last appeared over nine years ago and still boasts millions of rabid devotees. During its 14-year run, the cartoon was syndicated internationally in more than 1,900 daily newspapers, translated into 17 different languages, and spawned 22 Far Side books. The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated-more than 4,000 comic gems, with more than 1,100 that have never previously appeared in book form! Also included is a rare glimpse into the mind of Far Side creator Gary Larson, with his quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters. Still want more? Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers round out this eclectic and definitive collection of what many people consider the most side-splitting cartoon of all time. Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martin writes the delightful and pithy foreword, and Larson's former editor describes what it was like to be the guy who could explain every Far Side cartoon. It's everything you could want from The Far Side--and much, much more! Condition Notes: Limited edition, hand-numbered #1044 of 2000 copies, and signed by Gary Larson on limitation page. Includes the scarce signed lithograph issued with this edition, as well as the publisher's clamshell case, and the original shipping box. Tiny spot on shipping box, all other components without flaw. Lithograph wrapped in protective foam, which is also hand-numbered 1044.