The 25 Best Sunday Comic Strips of All Time

2. The Far Side

Creator: Gary Larson
Published: 1980-1995

Chances are, a distant relative gifted you a Far Side day calendar for a birthday long ago, and instead of being annoyed that Uncle Hal really doesn't know you as a person, you just enjoyed the hell out of it.

Larson's single panel comics used animals, hell, cavemen (he's married to an anthropologist, after all) and people marooned on desert islands to get at some great human truths, all while making us laugh at the absurd stupidity of life.

The simple sentences below the illustrations would add to or, even better, completely invert the image presented, with hilarious results. Please, if you haven't done so, go back and read them today.

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