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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

    Dave 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? 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. 4 out of 5

    Kest Schwartzman

    the index is probably the best joke in the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This one is my son's favorite. Actually, my kids would read this one the most. They were born after The Far Side ended, so it was my duty to introduce this fantastic wit to them ;) This one is my son's favorite. Actually, my kids would read this one the most. They were born after The Far Side ended, so it was my duty to introduce this fantastic wit to them ;)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Andy Hickman

    “Wiener Dog” Art by Gary Larson Take on The Big Sleep film noir: "You know how to kill a pig, don't you, Steve? You just put your coils together and squeeeeze." - scenes from classic nature films . Whilst seven ants are held captive in a specimen jar on a desk, outside on the windowsill are ants holding placards: "FREE THE MAYONNAISE JAR SEVEN" Isbn: 9780708849859 “Wiener Dog” Art by Gary Larson Take on The Big Sleep film noir: "You know how to kill a pig, don't you, Steve? You just put your coils together and squeeeeze." - scenes from classic nature films . Whilst seven ants are held captive in a specimen jar on a desk, outside on the windowsill are ants holding placards: "FREE THE MAYONNAISE JAR SEVEN" Isbn: 9780708849859

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    I just didn't find this very funny. I just didn't find this very funny.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Entertaining right up and including the Index!

  7. 5 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.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Albright

    While much of this work, published in 1990, will be familiar to those who have read a lot of familiar material, there are still some things here that are new and well worth reading. And even for the material that is familiar, Far Side is always worth appreciating even when one has seen it a few times. What separates this work from other collections is the entertaining titular collection of wiener dog art that demonstrates the humor of Larson and his ability to draw a consistent theme of wiener d While much of this work, published in 1990, will be familiar to those who have read a lot of familiar material, there are still some things here that are new and well worth reading. And even for the material that is familiar, Far Side is always worth appreciating even when one has seen it a few times. What separates this work from other collections is the entertaining titular collection of wiener dog art that demonstrates the humor of Larson and his ability to draw a consistent theme of wiener dogs through a long period of art history, involving such issues as Salvador Dali surrealism, vikings, the Old West, and even a few beloved classics of art repurposed with wiener dogs in them. Aside from this, the book is made from what one would expect, entertaining cartoons from a master of odd but hilarious skewed takes on people, animals, art, and history. This book is no different in the sort of bizarre drawings that are created, some of which show a great deal of humor and even societal decadence in snakes, for example. If you know what you like and you are reading this book you are probably very familiar with the Far Side already and will enjoy this as you have other collections.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Brewer

    Thank you to Dragonblade Publishing and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own. I REALLY liked this book! I thought it was a great start to the Regency Spies and Secrets series, and I can't wait for the next installment! I liked the cover, the setting, the mystery and the main characters. The main character is Miss Madalene Dowd, who has recently lost her mother. She opens an orphanage in her mother's name. One day, one of the teacher's mysteriou Thank you to Dragonblade Publishing and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own. I REALLY liked this book! I thought it was a great start to the Regency Spies and Secrets series, and I can't wait for the next installment! I liked the cover, the setting, the mystery and the main characters. The main character is Miss Madalene Dowd, who has recently lost her mother. She opens an orphanage in her mother's name. One day, one of the teacher's mysteriously disappears. So starts the mystery of finding out what happened to the teacher. Along the way, she meets Baldwin Ratcliff and the sparks fly. I enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to other readers who like Regency Mysteries!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    Historical fiction, Regency and spies all blend perfectly together in this fun new series by Laura Beers. Madelene just wants to do right by those she comes to serve and if that means some meddling and sleuthing, so be it. She does seem to find herself in some sticky situations and much to her consternation, Baldwin, an agent of the Crown, keeps showing up. The animosity turns to more and the dialogue is engaging and entertaining. The plot is not terribly deep, but the characters are endearing i Historical fiction, Regency and spies all blend perfectly together in this fun new series by Laura Beers. Madelene just wants to do right by those she comes to serve and if that means some meddling and sleuthing, so be it. She does seem to find herself in some sticky situations and much to her consternation, Baldwin, an agent of the Crown, keeps showing up. The animosity turns to more and the dialogue is engaging and entertaining. The plot is not terribly deep, but the characters are endearing in their own quirky ways. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own, freely given.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vicky

    Miss Maddie is a philanthropist and has honored her mother by opening a orphanage in her name. A friend who has fallen on hard times has been in charge and. Now is missing. Maddie decides to become an novice investigator because it seems nobody is bothering to look for her friend. Baldwin Radcliff is a Marquess, but also a undercover agent for the Crown and soon to retire. In the course of his current case the two come across each other and their opinions of one another are not very high. The an Miss Maddie is a philanthropist and has honored her mother by opening a orphanage in her name. A friend who has fallen on hard times has been in charge and. Now is missing. Maddie decides to become an novice investigator because it seems nobody is bothering to look for her friend. Baldwin Radcliff is a Marquess, but also a undercover agent for the Crown and soon to retire. In the course of his current case the two come across each other and their opinions of one another are not very high. The antics of the two and the storyline will keep you interested in this book! I received a free advanced copy from NetGalley and these are my willingly given thoughts and opinions.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    I’ve read almost everything previously published by Laura Beers, which makes me very sad to say that this isn’t her strongest work. Both main characters seemed under-developed, and when she intended them to be impervious or sarcastic, they came across as glib and unkind. I kept looking for a deeper reason to like them, but I never found it. The mystery was decent but I figured out the villain after the first red herring. I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opi I’ve read almost everything previously published by Laura Beers, which makes me very sad to say that this isn’t her strongest work. Both main characters seemed under-developed, and when she intended them to be impervious or sarcastic, they came across as glib and unkind. I kept looking for a deeper reason to like them, but I never found it. The mystery was decent but I figured out the villain after the first red herring. I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Engrossed Reader

    The one about the kneecaps, punk accountants and inconvenience stores have got to be my standout favourites. Why? Because I haven't see these particular ones in a while - there are certain Larsen cartoons that I see rotated frequently in various groups I belong to and after the upteenth time they lose their zing. These three made me laugh. The actual Weiner Dog art was good, reinterpreted well known art pieces with commentary but I preferred the old fan favourite. Still have a couple more Farside g The one about the kneecaps, punk accountants and inconvenience stores have got to be my standout favourites. Why? Because I haven't see these particular ones in a while - there are certain Larsen cartoons that I see rotated frequently in various groups I belong to and after the upteenth time they lose their zing. These three made me laugh. The actual Weiner Dog art was good, reinterpreted well known art pieces with commentary but I preferred the old fan favourite. Still have a couple more Farside galleries to go and looking forward to it.

  14. 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?

  15. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    I received an ARC ebook copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for the book. Has historical inaccuracies. The romance aspect of this book... I am thinking is enemies to lovers but the lovers part fell short. I didn't understand the reasoning behind main characters decisions. Can be an easy fun read though. I received an ARC ebook copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for the book. Has historical inaccuracies. The romance aspect of this book... I am thinking is enemies to lovers but the lovers part fell short. I didn't understand the reasoning behind main characters decisions. Can be an easy fun read though.

  16. 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. 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.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Martin

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

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rick Bavera

    The reliably humorous and laugh-filled comic art of Gary Larson succeeds, as always. Funny and thought-provoking at the same time. I miss the days of new Far Side material.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wyatt Trunk

    Another excellent collection from Gary Larson.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kurt Fox

    Classic Larson

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Great index, and punk accountants for the win.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Love the cover. Good thriller/romance. Recommend

  23. 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!

  24. 4 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.

  25. 5 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.

  26. 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! 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!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Finley Neal

    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! 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!

  28. 4 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? 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?

  29. 4 out of 5

    JJ W.

    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. 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.

  30. 5 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! 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!

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