Gary Larson

Gary Larson


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in Tacoma, Washington, The United States
August 14, 1950

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Gary Larson was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. His parents were Vern, a car salesman, and Doris, a secretary. He attended Curtis High School before attending Washington State University and graduated in 1972 with a degree in communications. In 1987, Larson married Toni Carmichael, an archaeologist.

Larson credits his older brother Dan for his "paranoid" sense of humor. Dan would pull countless pranks on Gary, taking advantage of his phobia of monsters under the bed by, for example, waiting in the closet for the right moment to pounce out at Gary. Dan is also credited with giving Gary his love of science. They caught animals in Puget Sound and placed them in terrariums in the basement; even making a small desert ecosystem, which their
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“I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.”
Gary Larson

“Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion.”
Gary Larson, The Complete Far Side, 1980–1994

“You always hear a headline like this, 'Man Killed By Shark', you never hear it from the other perspective, 'Man Swims in Shark Infested Waters, Forgets He's Shark Food'.”
Gary Larson

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