Far Side of Moon Photos Apollo
The series was preceded by a similar panel called Nature’s Way, also by Larson. He had been able to sell single strips of this to selected newspapers for income. Eventually The Seattle Times bought the strip to run on a weekly basis. However, the paper received numerous complaints about the strip, according to Larson, and so he sought to sell the comic to another market. While on vacation in San Francisco, he pitched his work to the San Francisco Chronicle and, to his surprise, the Chronicle bought the strip and promoted it for syndication, renaming it The Far Side. Its first appearance was in the television pages of the Chronicle on December 31, 1979. A week later, The Seattle Times dropped Nature’s Way.