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snake oil salesman by Bob-Rz snake oil salesman by Bob-Rz
the moment i thought up this joke i noticed the strong Far Side flavor it had. i drew the comic accordingly, allowing hits of Larson's style to sneak in. once i finished the comic i decided not to share it with you folks right away. i chose to wait until the 14th, Gary Larson's birthday and then scan, color and share.

i drew this not long after "the affair," and i'm kinda surprised how much my style seems to have changed in such a short period of time. the differences might seem small to you guys but for me, the guy who has to stare at these things all the time, they seem big.

anyway, yeah. happy birthday, Gary Larson!






i wonder, should i count this as a fan comic? i usually think of those as using other folk's characters, not their flavor of humor.
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:iconkuronekoking:
kuronekoking Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Writer
I loved larson and his pun and dry humor
one of the best cartoonists in history along with al capp, jim davis, schwarz, and the guy that did calvin and hobbes
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neon284 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
snake oil ... why does that remind me of lube...
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Lophiomyinae Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Hey yeah! It is like Far Side...
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:iconquamp:
quamp Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
One of life's little ironies is the story of snake oil.
Chinese workers in the USA in the 19th century used snake oil for arthritis. American doctors scoffed at this, saying their claim had no merit. However, when scientists investigated snake oil, they found a compound in it that did help arthritis.
[link]
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
haha, i'm a bit of a larson freak so i am really glad you made this(and happy it purposely was styled the same way)
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconlarka-white-wolf:
larka-white-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
LOL yeah definatly see Gary Larson in this. Especially the snake :D
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stylistic-division Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
ah i totally see the far side in this. very cooL!
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student General Artist
..."the affair"?
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bearerofnaraithas Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
*facedesk*

Death by pun.
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:iconcrawling-meower:
Crawling-meower Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
ROFLMEOW!!!
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:icon4eyedblonde:
4EyedBlonde Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Gary Larson is amazing. Period.
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:iconbeautifullyflawed:
BeautifullyFlawed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Three cheers for Gary Larson! He's the shit.
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The-Rageful-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008   Writer
The first thing I thought was how Gary Larson-ish this was.

That man is a genius.
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
:D cool
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:icontheartyst:
theartyst Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
One of your BEST !!
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:iconbrutallyamish:
BrutallyAmish Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
this fits the Far Side well
there should be a dA account of fan comics in dedication or something
let's people be really creative and try new art styles
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Fallonkyra Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i almost fell out of my chair laughing.very funny. great work
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:iconscottzorz:
Scottzorz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Hehehe Gary Larson would be proud his legacy continues! Viva le Far Side!!!
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muffinelf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
did anyone else think the brunette was Ace Ventura there , for a second ?
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Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... it's the hair, I think.

Loved Larson cartoons, and this one is worthy of the same praise.
Well done indeed. :) +fav'd
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Marstorm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Love :D
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:iconproverbialcheese:
proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Man do I miss Gary Larson. Great gag!
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:iconqwertypictures:
qwertypictures Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so damn bizarre, I love it! Great work here :)
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, what a beautiful spin on 'snake oil.' Very lovely, all around.
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Stellarchik6 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
As always, you got a giggle outta me, love your comics :)
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Heh-this is terrific! Gary Larson is awesome.
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frozenfoxfire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
OH LOL.

That's kind of a Bizarro thing, is what I thought.
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BobisOnlyBob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
You have a very Larsonic style of humour. :D
And that's a compliment, not attempting to imply anything negative.
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thr33x5ive Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
My brain somehow went from Snakes to Snakes on a Plane to Sam Jackson, To youtube parodies to Harry Potter Puppet Pals...

The salesman looks sleazy...
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thinkbomb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007   Traditional Artist
appropriate homage/gift. =3
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:iconaerodotus:
Aerodotus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Hilarious. Utterly and completely hilarious.
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SirMartin1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
the eyes and body shapes were a dead give away ah the mastery that is Larson :worship:

ever tried anything like Gahan Wilson though? ;)
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is just a cute play on words.
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what I need? That snake oil salesman's coat.

---AK
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Metalhead71 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
I dont know who that person is...i feel ashamed.
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:icongeliebter:
Geliebter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Ajkelwa. I love Far Side. This is great.
'It's a red hot poker!'
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:icondr-baconman:
Dr-Baconman Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Dang. There are still The Far Side comics that I don't understand.

Also I don't understand this.
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:iconjerum:
jerum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Who better to inspire a piece than Gary Larson, he's got to be one the Gods of Comics.
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Kazeyoubi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
XD i have a snake.. his name is mr cuddles
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:iconraineyone:
raineyone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Student General Artist
love it^^
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sakuramustDIE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
haha hilarious
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CallooCalLay289 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
either way dude, its funneh!
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styxius666 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
yeah, it IS very far side. and thats good! i love far side!
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:iconxyzzyka:
xyzzyka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Now I have some sort of "Samuel Jackson Samuel Jackson Samuel Jackson airplane airplane" version of that badger song stuck in my head. The snake part remains the same, of course.

Heh, you must've been on quite a flow of inspiration if you came up with this around the same time as The Affair. Anyway, good jorb at the funny. And yeah, that snake looks definitely Larsonish.
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VitaminVirus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Student Artist
haha snake
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:iconangelsins:
angelsins Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Student General Artist
is it bad that i dont get it?
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Anonymous543 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
xD very clever, great work! :D
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DirtyPiGGuin17 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
I'm gonna get it tomorrow, just watch

and then I'll feel like an idiot.
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bsmntdwllr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
I'd say it'd be considered fan art. You're contributing it to a person you're a fan of, not to mention, the style of the joke is characterized after his. AND....you released it on his birthday and commemorated it to him.

Just saying. =)
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