Many cartoonists cite Gary Larson and his comic "The Far Side" as their inspiration. Some do it in interviews, some do it by homage. The latter was true in the March 29.2015 strip Lio by Mark Tatulli. (click on image to enlarge)
All of Larson's recurring characters are there -- the cow, the dog, the bee hived woman. All beloved stars ,indeed, for the true comics fan!