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Gary Larson

1950 - Today

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Gary Larson (born August 14, 1950) is an American cartoonist who created The Far Side, a single-panel cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to more than 1,900 newspapers for fifteen years. The series ended with Larson's retirement on January 1, 1995. In September 2019, his website alluded to a "new online era of The Far Side". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Larson has received more than 2,219,886 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Gary Larson is the 175th most popular comic artist (down from 156th in 2019), the 11,869th most popular biography from United States (down from 11,142nd in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Comic Artist.

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  • 38.29

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comic artists, Gary Larson ranks 175 out of 174Before him are Nisio Isin, Yoshitoshi ABe, Makoto Yukimura, Scott Adams, Katsura Hoshino, and Shaun Tan. After him are Arina Tanemura, Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Bruce Timm, Željko Pahek, and Carlos Ezquerra.

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Among people born in 1950, Gary Larson ranks 582Before him are Harriet Harman, Wilfried, Hafiz Saeed, Alex Callinicos, Danny Sullivan, and Jóhannes Eðvaldsson. After him are Pertti Ukkola, Anna Tibaijuka, Marion Becker, João W. Nery, Ann C. Crispin, and Nikolay Kruglov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Larson ranks 11,869 out of 18,182Before him are Frank Ocean (1987), Edwin H. Colbert (1905), Calvin Murphy (1948), Leslie Jordan (1955), Erik Spoelstra (1970), and Barbara Bedford (1903). After him are Kate Siegel (1982), Stepin Fetchit (1902), George Irving (1874), Jodie Sweetin (1982), Ellen Stewart (1919), and Jane Smiley (1949).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Gary Larson ranks 45Before him are Bill Watterson (1958), Robert Kirkman (1978), Scott McCloud (1960), Alison Bechdel (1960), Walt Kelly (1913), and Scott Adams (1957). After him are Bruce Timm (1961), John Romita Jr. (1956), Jeph Loeb (1958), Kevin Eastman (1962), Brian Michael Bendis (1967), and Daniel Clowes (1961).