By late 1994, Larson thought the series was getting repetitive and did not want to enter what he called the "Graveyard of Mediocre Cartoons." He retired the strip on January 1, 1995, when he was 44 years old. Since retiring from The Far Side, Larson has done occasional cartoon work, including magazine illustrations and promotional artwork for Far Side merchandise. For the most part, he has also retired from public view: "He refuses to have his picture taken and avoids being on TV," Time magazine wrote in 2003. To Larson, "cartoonists are expected to be anonymous."
I miss the 1970s in a way that transcends mere nostalgia many times over.
Ok, in the UK we did have the 3-day week, strikes and power-cuts....but it really did look as if decimalisation, joining the EEC, wearing miniskirts, fitting formica worktops, eating off of tupperware and watching 625-line colour tv would save us all. From what, we didn't know....but it all seemed so Eurovision/paisley-patterned/retrofuturistically......redemptive. Filled with promise.
And then the 80s had to come along and spoil it all.