Gary Larson circa 1986

By | Monday, June 29, 2020 Leave a Comment
The show Documentary Now apparently did an episode last year that was a spoof of the type of documentary where a film maker goes on a quest to find their hero, recording all of it in order to make the film. In this case, the fictional novice film maker was looking for Gary Larson. Larson was no doubt chosen as the subject in part for his relative reclusiveness. I can't find a photo of him more recent than the 1980s, and video interviews with him are even more scarce. The closest there is to a 'public' appearance by Larson in the 21st century is a short cameo in a 2010 episode of The Simpsons where he's drawn pretty much exactly how he looked 20 years earlier...
With that said, I thought I'd share the only video interview with Larson I can find. It's a piece done by 20/20 back in 1986. I'm posting here as a sort of time capsule of the period.
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