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Gary Larson created eight original color cartoons exclusively for this collection—including portrayals of Wiener Dog Art in the style of the great masters. The book also exhibits more than 100 Far Side cartoons for the first time in book form, displaying the breadth of humor that Far Side fans have come to expect.


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Gary Larson created eight original color cartoons exclusively for this collection—including portrayals of Wiener Dog Art in the style of the great masters. The book also exhibits more than 100 Far Side cartoons for the first time in book form, displaying the breadth of humor that Far Side fans have come to expect.

30 review for Wiener Dog Art

  1. 4 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    Here's some images from it. https://www.google.com/search?q=wiene... I read it alongside Roth's I Married a Communist, as comic relief! I liked the actual wiener dog art that he does--as if Great Artists did wiener dog art--less than I liked the words "wiener dog art," but it was still fun, and I liked the other stuff in here, his usual cartoons, even better. But it's always worth having Larson around. You need to just laugh sometimes, right?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kest Schwartzman

    the index is probably the best joke in the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Juliana

    I have a few more years until my daughter reaches adulthood, but I am confident in her future to continue the legacy of book love. I did all the right things early on--I read to her, I surrounded her with books, and right now we have a semi-regular date together at the local bookstore. So far it is working. Although gone are the days when I can recommend books and authors to her. If I buy her a book or check out a book from the library that is a guarantee that the poor book/author will sit in a I have a few more years until my daughter reaches adulthood, but I am confident in her future to continue the legacy of book love. I did all the right things early on--I read to her, I surrounded her with books, and right now we have a semi-regular date together at the local bookstore. So far it is working. Although gone are the days when I can recommend books and authors to her. If I buy her a book or check out a book from the library that is a guarantee that the poor book/author will sit in a corner unread. It is best for her to discover them on her own. She is less of an omnivore than I and is the first to admit she is a "picky" book reader. But when she discovers something she likes she jumps in feet first. Right now she is really into humor and cartoon collections. When she was little, she liked Snoopy and Charlie Brown. The past year or so she discovered Calvin and Hobbes and had been collecting C&H collections. She told a stranger yesterday a quote from the Oatmeal and calls him one of her favorite authors. I was surprised to find in her purchase pile yesterday that she has discovered the Far Side. YES! I have succeeded. What she didn't know is that I snuck that book out of her pile last evening and perused through it. I've missed Gary Larson, who was a big part of my early adulthood. Does he still have his section at the California Academy of Sciences--because that exhibit was fun. I think he was a first harbinger for those of us who identify themselves as tech/science geeks. But then Larson appealed to the everyman. The mid-section of this book contains Larson's Wiener Dog Art through the Ages which is fun. And the index is awesome. The entire alphabet with nothing in it and then you get to the Ts. And then each entry is titled, "The one about..." as in "The one about the accountants." and "The one about the desert island." It was fun to take a trip down memory lane. Although this collection was missing my favorite of all time--the one about the boneless chicken ranch.

  4. 4 out of 5

    A. L.

    Two stars may seem a bit harsh but that's just about as much as I enjoyed it. Maybe because it's from a past generation, but a lot of the jokes must have gone over my head (I did have to google "Carmen Miranda")... or maybe it's just not my cup of tea. Or perhaps this particular volume didn't have the best representation of Far Side.. A got a decent amount of the jokes, smiled a tiny but and chuckled at maybe one. Not as much as I would've liked, though. There were also quite a few "Indian" jokes Two stars may seem a bit harsh but that's just about as much as I enjoyed it. Maybe because it's from a past generation, but a lot of the jokes must have gone over my head (I did have to google "Carmen Miranda")... or maybe it's just not my cup of tea. Or perhaps this particular volume didn't have the best representation of Far Side.. A got a decent amount of the jokes, smiled a tiny but and chuckled at maybe one. Not as much as I would've liked, though. There were also quite a few "Indian" jokes that I'm sure would not be considered racist or otherwise. Not that I'm overly sensitive about that sort of thing, but it certainly doesn't endear the book to me any more. I'll at least give another volume of Far Side a chance.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Belyea

    Enjoy eight masterful pieces of artwork that span the greatest eras of Weiner dog worship where humour and beauty collide, surrounded by dozens of classic Far Side comics that take readers from the rural roads to the dangers of absurd urban life. Larson will keep fans and newcomers chuckling the whole way through with this creative take on art and the love of dogs. Does any critic dare to try and find fault in such eternal works of canine classics?

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ben

    As always, another classic Far Side collection. The middle insert of famous artwork paintings reimagined with Wiener/Dachshunds is great. There is some really good and memorable stills/comics/cartoons (whatever you call single cell comic strips) in this one. Even one about a border collie which is great (as a border collie owner). Also the index is a terrific final gag.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carla

    A rather deceiving title for this volume of work by Gary Larson. Funny as always, but only a short section in the middle of the book devoted to "weiner dogs". I have two dachshunds and that's why I picked it up. Still very clever and funny.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    More nostalgic comfort reading. I loved these strips when I was a kid, and they hold up today. You can't go wrong with Gary Larson and the Farside!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Martin

    This is a funny little book. The only problem is that it's not long enough.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Art made using wiener dogs? Art by wiener dogs? The title of this tome piqued my interest at the annual Ledding Library Book Sale. As it was the last day of said book sale, when patrons can fill a paper grocery bag for a low, low price—I tossed it in the sack, thinking about a friend who was a fan of The Far Side. Fortunate for me, I just happened to be catsitting for this friend, so I got to read the book before leaving it for him that very afternoon! Alternately petting and dodging kitty's attem Art made using wiener dogs? Art by wiener dogs? The title of this tome piqued my interest at the annual Ledding Library Book Sale. As it was the last day of said book sale, when patrons can fill a paper grocery bag for a low, low price—I tossed it in the sack, thinking about a friend who was a fan of The Far Side. Fortunate for me, I just happened to be catsitting for this friend, so I got to read the book before leaving it for him that very afternoon! Alternately petting and dodging kitty's attempts to claw off my arm, I sat enraptured by this quick read. It may not be Gary Larson's "best of" but the highfalutin color plate section, presenting a history of wiener dog art, makes this quick read delightfully unique. The book seems catered toward animal lovers, as much of the content involves sheep talking to each other, cows reciting poetry, a classroom of dogs who have all eaten their own homework, and so on. Oh wait—that kind of goes for most of The Far Side, doesn't it? Ah well. It was a quick read and gave my day a little laughter!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Conan Tigard

    Wiener Dog Ar brings back a time in my life when comic strips in newspapers were at an all time high on the funny scale. Gary Larson helped lead the charge to one panel comic strips than now appear in newspapers nationwide. Larson was the pioneer of the wacky, twisted humor that we all grew to know and love. Sometimes his strips are instantly funny, and sometimes it takes a few seconds of looking at the picture after reading the caption to bust out laughing, like in the comic strip shown above. Wiener Dog Ar brings back a time in my life when comic strips in newspapers were at an all time high on the funny scale. Gary Larson helped lead the charge to one panel comic strips than now appear in newspapers nationwide. Larson was the pioneer of the wacky, twisted humor that we all grew to know and love. Sometimes his strips are instantly funny, and sometimes it takes a few seconds of looking at the picture after reading the caption to bust out laughing, like in the comic strip shown above. As for the helpful three-page Index in the back, that may be the funniest thing in the entire book. It sure made me laugh. You can never go wrong with a Gary Larson comic strip book, and Wiener Dog Art ranks up there with some of the funniest work he produced.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Willow Redd

    One of the Far Side collected books from my youth. Gary Larson is so great with absurdism, he literally turns it into art. In this one, aside from the usual Far Side greatness, there is a center feature (on nice, glossy paper no less) of Wiener Dog art, just as the cover suggests. Each piece is beautiful, featuring commentary on the strange phenomena of the Wiener Dog as subject through the years, and featuring Wiener Dog art pieces from some famous names (supposedly). I grew up loving Gary Larson One of the Far Side collected books from my youth. Gary Larson is so great with absurdism, he literally turns it into art. In this one, aside from the usual Far Side greatness, there is a center feature (on nice, glossy paper no less) of Wiener Dog art, just as the cover suggests. Each piece is beautiful, featuring commentary on the strange phenomena of the Wiener Dog as subject through the years, and featuring Wiener Dog art pieces from some famous names (supposedly). I grew up loving Gary Larson's Far Side, and it's always nice to go back for a visit into his curious mind.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    Ok, just to get things straight, i could go all day reading these and not get bored. My life is not complete without the comics! But this is one of the funniest Far Side books that has been published. in the middle, Gary Larson takes famous masterpeices and puts, instead of the regular artiststry, he puts wiener dogs in. And the great thing about these books is that there is no (i repeat no) crude humor at all in all the books i have read of his. And trust me, that's a lot!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Finley Neal I

    I love the Far side. Some of Gary Larson's thoughts & ideas just crack me up! I've owned this book for many years & thought I'd reacquaint myself with it before listing it on Goodreads. Another enjoyable experience! Every joke isn't exactly my cup of tea, but overall I relate well to Mr Larson's humor and artistic work. If your not familiar with the Far Side I suggest you look into some of his books today. You will be both thought provoked & entertained!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    As always, Gary Larson delivers. Wiener Dog Art is funny, provocative, and insightful, like all of Larson's book. Unfortunately, as with most comics strips, it's either all or nothing, love it or hate it. If you like Larson, then you are guaranteed to love this book. If you don't care for Larson...why are you here?

  16. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    Though you might think by the title that this a book with either the art and/or jokes about weiner dogs. And yes it has color drawings of weiner dogs with discriptions, but there's only seven of them. The majority of the 108 page book is regular Gary Larson cartoons. Which are funny, but not what you'd expect when you see the book. So be warned!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    It's funny! It's punny! It's incredibly sarcastic and weird! What more do you want from a Far Side collection? Fantastic to read through when you're visiting family and perusing their bookshelves at night, which is something I happen to do. It made me chuckle, and that's all I can ask from a comics book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    Gary Larson can never do wrong in my book. Most of these are regular black and white comics but the color take-offs on famous artists (using weiner dogs in each, naturally) really make the book. I also find the index where everything is listed under "T" for The one about... to be amusing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bill Shannon

    Even a mediocre Far Side book is better than most things.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Louis

    Outstanding...Larson truly captures the essence of humanity from an existentialist perspective (I promise that has never been said about the Far Side before).

  21. 5 out of 5

    Matt Mazenauer

    A great collection of Far Side, with a bonus found (as far as I know) only in this book: Wiener Dog Art, where dachshunds are placed into classical paintings.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    The index was by far the best part of the book. There were a few comics that made me smile, and maybe 2 that really made me laugh, but ... I guess I'm just over the Far Side!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ralph McEwen

    It's a Gary Larson Far Side Collection whats not to like.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ariell

    Who doesn't love The Far Side comics? They're pretty funny. Maybe they're more for the twisted in a peculiar harmless sort of way.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    Get this one just for the parody art in the center of the book with weiner dogs in various famous paintings.

  26. 5 out of 5

    James of the Redwoods

    My dachshund, Tater, loves this book.....

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gabriel Wallis

    This was a Far Side book I've never read before. I thoroughly enjoyed it, just like I did with all the others. On to the next!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    I have a weiner dog. Naturally I think this is hilarious. Larsen is a genius.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jeremiah

    I love Larson, but this is probably one of my least favorite books.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Effobee

    Great bathroom reading.

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