This is why I love the internet.
Back in 1986, notoriously shy cartoonist Gary Larson, creator of the much beloved “The Far Side,” sat down for a terrific profile piece on 20/20. There are all sorts of cool gems throughout this clip, including Larson’s Mom reading lines from “Mr. Bear Squash-You-All-Flat,” one of his favorite books growing up.
There is also a part devoted to Larson’s criticism of the marketing and merchandising aspect of his comic’s success.
“I think it’s getting to be these days almost where the comic pages are becoming mostly little advertising vehicles for other things that are where the real money is,” Larson said. “I think it sucks. I think it should be humor. ”
Watch the video:
[ h/t Tyson Cole via The Daily Cartoonist ]