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Wiener Dog Art: A Far Side Collection [Paperback]

Gary Larson
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25 April 1991
The latest collection of Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson. A 16-page colour insert is devoted to the theme of Wiener Dogs (Dachshunds) in world art.

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  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; 1st. UK Edition edition (25 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0708849857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708849859
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 19.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 663,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Larson lives in Oregon with his wife and a Big dog. Although retired from his job as a daily syndicated cartoonist, he is now turning his graphical talent to new forms of technology.

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By M. J. Jacobs VINE VOICE
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I collected the Far Side books as they came out, and had them all. Then I emigrated, and couldn't take them with me. Now I have collected them all again, and my kids (aged 9 and 11 years) love them!

The book contains the usual quota of mad scientists, giant squids, women with beehive hairdos and so on, so if you like Far Side, you won't be disappointed. I regard this as one of the best collections from the series. It's well-worth considering The Pre-History of the Far Side as a next step if you haven't already read it. Then you might (only might) understand what's going on in his head...

The cartoons in Wiener Dog Art haven't aged or grown old, and I still laugh out loud when I read the best ones. This book has a colour section in the middle, which adds a lot to the fun. The index is a stand-out feature, which you have to see for yourself. It's very silly. There are a lot of classic cartoons here which are generally international - I can understand most of the references, but you will always find the odd US cultural reference that hasn't travelled. My wife (an American by birth) can't explain all of them to me, but that's going to be true of anything from a different cultural background. Sometimes Larson just refers to things so far back that she has never heard of them...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dachshund lovers, get this! 27 Nov 2003
I know we are probably a strange breed as are our dogs, but so seems to be Gary Larson, too. And quite a character, just as dachshunds. Who else would have thought of painting copies of Dali, Picasso and Rubens - but using wiener dogs as models? There are eight versions of wiener dog art reaching from cave paintings to Munch's (?) "Whine" - with Larson's hilarious comments on the value, meaning and originality of the paintings. Otherwise the book contains his usual quirky comics, though the cover itself is already one form of wiener dog art. Good gift for dog lovers and people who like Larson's sense of humour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dachshund lovers! GET THIS!!! 22 Oct 2003
By Merilahti Kristiina - Published on
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Yes, I love dachshunds. Is there a therapy group for people like me?? At least I've noticed, that dachshund lovers are a strange breed. A good one, of course, full of intelligence and personality like the dachshunds, too...
Anyway: Gary Larson seems to belong to us. Who else could have made Wiener art? On the cover there is some of it and inside the real treat: eight masterpieces of world class wiener dog art in styles of Rubens, Picasso, Dali, Munch... and with comments that make you laugh when you think you've already laughed your heart out at the pictures. The paintings are really good, Larson sure can do more than 'just' comics. I think I have to get more copies to rip out the pictures and frame them on my walls... And of course to give fellow dachshund lovers!
Dachshund lovers - and anyone with a sense of humour - should get this!! It's fun, it's art and it's even cheap!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another work of genius from the mind of Mr. Larson. 3 Sep 2000
By Guybert - Published on
This is a typically hilarious and strange offering of comics from Gary Larson and features eight full-color spoofs of famous artwork, including "The Scream" and "The Persistence of Time" involving those strange little animals known as "wiener dogs." These comics can appeal to anyone and are a fine addition to anyone's collection. Very highly recommended for anyone that loves to laugh!
P.S. It's spelled "dachshund," not "dochson" as a previous review puts it, but nobody says that anymore anyway. At least that's what Gary Larson says.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a long exhibition 16 Dec 2003
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I've said before how much I love Gary Larson's work. You won't find much in here that you won't find in the galleries. What does make this book worthwhile is the Wiener Dog Art Gallery in the center. You won't find it in the galleries (at least not like this). Each pieces is in color and a full page, with a hilarious caption beside it. The gallery alone makes this book worth the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Right up there with Renoir and Magritte 23 July 2001
By "jettababs" - Published on
I liked this book and its goofy cartoons. Sam the Dachshund loved the book so much he was inspired to eat part of the title page and roll in paint. He may be a Jackson Pollack in the making, and we owe it all to this book and the hilariously warped genius of Gary Larson.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More, please! 11 May 2008
By Terry R. K. - Published on
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This is an adorable book, however, it is lacking in the quantity of dachshunds. The few that are included are fantastic, high quality and the "other" drawings are good, too....But I wanted a wiener book!
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