Gary Larson is a well-known cartoonist, author, and environmentalist. His cartoons have appeared on greeting cards and T-shirts.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Gary Larson was born on August 14, 1950, in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Verner, a car salesman by trade, and Doris, a secretary, were his parents. He attended Curtis Senior High School in University Place before attending Washington State University, Pullman, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. His family has two of them. Dan is the name of his older brother.

Gary Larson’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Gary Larson, born on August 14, 1950, is 71 years old today, July 30, 2022. His height is 1.78 meters, and his weight is 70 kilograms.

Gary Larson
Gary Larson

Gary Larson’s Profession & Career

He started working at a music store right after graduating from Washington State University with a communication degree. He would spend his leisure time here drawing cartoons, and he discovered that he was not excited about his profession, so he quit. In 1976, he began by creating six comics and later submitted them to the Pacific Search, a Seattle-based magazine. He also published his cartoons in a local Seattle newspaper under “Nature’s Way” in 1979. Every week, his cartoons were published. He then considered raising his earnings by selling his cartoon nature’s way to another newspaper.

So, when in San Francisco, he submitted his comic work to the San Francisco Chronicle, which amusingly acquired it and promoted its distribution. They changed the name to “the far side.” On January 1, 1980, it made its first appearance. The far side ran for 15 years, with the final strip appearing on January 1, 1995. Larson’s cartoons appeared in various collections, including greeting cards, animated versions for television, and calendars.

Larson quit at 44 in 1994, feeling that he did not want to be utterly irrelevant by being repetitive in his topics. Since then, he has worked on magazine illustrations and promotional artwork for his far side goods. He prefers to remain nameless and avoids public scrutiny.

Achievements and Awards

Gary Larson has received numerous honors for his efforts over the last 15 years. He won the National Cartoonists Society’s newspaper panel cartoon honors in 1985 and 1988. He also received the society’s Rueben prize in 1990 and 1994. In 1989-1993 and 1995, he garnered accolades for various individual strips. Larson received WSU’s highest honor, the regent’s distinguished alumnus award, in 1990.

Gary Larson’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Gary Larson was in a relationship with Toni Carmichael, an anthropologist, and they married in 1987. She became both his confidante and business manager. He traces his sense of humor to his older brother Dan. Gary described how he used to play pranks on him and make fun of his phobia of monsters under the bed. He was his most powerful motivation.

Gary Larson’s Salary and Net Worth

Larson’s income stems primarily from his work as a cartoonist; ‘the far side,’ his cartoon has become an international collection and has been published in over 1900 newspapers throughout its 15-year existence. He also made money by selling ‘the far side’ products, writing books based on his cartoons, and making films based on his comics. His animated book collection has grossed more than $45 million in sales. As of July 2022, his net worth is predicted to be $75 million.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Gary Larson
Real Name Gary  Larson
Gender Male
Age 71 years old
Birth Date August 14, 1950
Birth Place Tacoma Washington.
Nationality American
Height 1.78 meters
Weight 70kgs
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Toni Carmichael
Children Unknown
Dating N/A
Profession Cartoonist
Salary N/A
Net Worth $75 million
Brands N/A
Hobbies N/A

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