The Far SideÂ® Theme-a-Month 2021 Off-The-Wall Calendar (Calendar)
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After two interminable decades, we are reissuing the all-time bestselling calendar with 365 days of irreverent, brilliant cartoons from The Far Side® and a different theme featured each month.
Every once in a great while, there’s a gargantuan cosmic convergence, a calendarious alignment of epic proportions, a deafening echo in the continuity of time when the days and dates of one year exactly match those of a year in the far distant past. And it just so happens that the days and dates of 2021 perfectly match those of the year 1999. Why the trumpeting fanfare, you ask? Well, coincidentally 1999 also just happens to be the year that The Far Side® Theme-a-Month Off-The-Wall Calendar—that crazy-popular calendar for which fans still clamor and pine—featured monthly themes introduced by 12 new drawings by Gary Larson, in addition to a year’s worth of classic The Far Side® cartoons. We’re seizing this glorious occasion to give the world what its desks, bulletin boards, and refrigerators have been missing. We’re reissuing The Far Side® Theme-a-Month 1999 Off-The-Wall Calendar for 2021. The cartoons, days, and dates are the same, but don’t worry, holidays are updated so you needn’t be concerned about missing out on any of the other momentous events of 2021. So, fans of The Far Side®, rejoice. Time has come full circle. The Far Side® is back Off-The-Wall.
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About the Author
The Far Side was syndicated in more than 1,900 daily newspapers from 1980 to 1995, when Gary Larson retired. During its run, the cartoon spawned 22 books from AMP, which were translated into a total of 17 different languages. For his work with The Far Side, Larson was awarded the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist from the National Cartoonists Society in 1991 and 1994. The group also named The Far Side Best Syndicated Panel in both 1985 and 1987.
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- Reviewed by Maureen