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Gary Larson

Cartoonist
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Tacoma, Washington
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 August 1950
Sigh: Virgo
Education: Curtis Senior High School, Washington State University
BIOGRAPHY

Gary Larson was bornon 14 August 1950 in Tacoma, Washington, American, is Cartoonist. Gary Larson is a retired American cartoonist, best known for his cartoons published under the title ‘The Far Side’. Through his cartoons he generally discussed unlikely events, bizarre catastrophes and other social scenarios through an anthropomorphic perspective of the world. His cartoons involved nature and animals to a great extent. In the fifteen years beginning from 1980, this comic strip has been syndicated and published in more than 1900 Daily and Sunday Weekly newspapers around the world. Gary Larson retired from his profession at a time when he felt that the discussed themes were getting repetitive, and that would lead to his cartoons to lose its value. Other than his cartoon career, Gary Larson has worked on publishing books based on his cartoons and has also produced films based on the same. He is extremely protective of his work and thus none of his comics are available online or for public viewing as he regards his work as personal. On a personal front, he has stated that he is a strict environmentalist and that wildlife protection was his top priority.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$50 Million

TIMELINE
2010

Gary Larson has also lent his voice for an episode of the 21st season of animated sitcom ‘The Simpsons’, which was aired in 2010

2009

His cartoons were also being extensively used on greeting cards until 2009

2003

In 2003, he worked on a cover for ‘The New Yorker’ as he considered it a celebrated opportunity

1998

This book was published by HarperCollins and became a New York Times Best Seller in May 1998

1995

‘The Far Side’ was published for fourteen more years in many more newspapers until Gary Larson’s retirement from the profession in 1995

1994

His cartoons were the base to create television animated films titled ‘Tales from the Far Side’ (1994) and ‘Tales from the Far Side II’ (1998) for CBS television

1989

In 1989 a new insect species ‘Strigiphilus garylarsoni’ was named after him

1987

In 1987 Gary Larson married anthropologist Toni Carmichael

1982

Since publishing his first Far Side cartoon book in 1982, he has produced 22 Far Side books till 2003

1980

His last publication was ‘The Complete Far Side: 1980–1994’ that was released in 2003

1979

In 1979, while at a vacation, Gary Larson approached the newspaper ‘San Francisco Chronicle’ with his cartoons from ‘Nature’s Way’

1976

In 1976, he drew and submitted a few of his cartoons to magazine Pacific Search

1972

He completed his school education at the Curtis Senior High School and later graduated with a degree in communication from the Washington State University in 1972

1950

Gary Larson was born on 14 August 1950, at Washington

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