Deseret News Profiles ‘Gary Larson and The Far Side’ Author

The Deseret (Salt Lake City) News has done a story on Brigham Young University professor Kerry Soper. Soper is the author of “Gary Larson and The Far Side” an in-depth look at the influence and importance of the comic.

From the storySoper’s reverence for “The Far Side” belies its decidedly irreverent spirit — or, as Soper describes it, its “philosophy of absurdism.” Larson’s work asserted that “we’re all just fools, flailing against the universe. And if you try to make sense of it, it’s going to bite back,” Soper said. Creationists and scientists, adults and children, humans and animals — Larson poked, prodded and mocked all of it.