Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Guest Blog Part Two Is Up @ Boneville!

The above drawing is a commission I did for Kevin Noonchester about 20 years ago.
Kevin was one of Beanworld's first hardcore fans.


Anonymous said...

wow. i just found your blog.

beanworld was one of the most inspiring things in my life. i am unbelievably thrilled you will be continuing the series. i've looked forward to this for... a very long time. thank you.

and i hope to buy many copies of everything and give them to all my friends for christmas.

John said...

I'm saying this here because I don't know where else to say it - Mr. Marder can tell me this is inappropriate, or just not approve my comment, if he wants to.

I don't have my old copies of TotB at my current residence, and I'd really like to get a scan of the page or panel where Mr. Spook says "Assemble by moiety!" This would be for use in a powerpoint slideshow for an undergraduate class and would be used exactly once, with credit and copyright information. If anyone cares, it's a class on poetry, and we're doing a little gender stuff, and I want to use this panel to catch their eye before talking about non-gender social distinctions.

I suppose this is a little strange, but I can't pass up the chance to promote Beanworld if I possibly can.

Anyway, email me at if you would like to help out with this. Thank you. And thanks to the creator of Beanworld for all the teasers lately.

Larry Marder said...

This usage is just fine with me. Does anyone remember which issue this was? I remember writing and dtrawing it but I don't recall when or where it was used. If no one else picks this up and runs with it, I should be able to find it in a day or three.

JJA said...

It took a little detective work, but it was issue 18, page 4. Mr. Spook is assembling the Beans to escort the Cuties to the Fix-it shop, and Heyoka is starting to break out. I'll scan it and pass it along.

John said...

Thanks so much to you both. As long as I'm posting, one question: when the earlier issues are reprinted, can the letter columns be included? They were a big part of my Beanworld experience at the time.

Larry Marder said...

I always considered the letters page a big part of the cmic book reading experience. Sort of like a good cup of coffee after a hearty meal.

Even though they were always overly heavy on shameless hype--I grew up enjoying Stan Lee's lettercols in the early days of Marvel.

Same with Julie Schwartz's thoughtful and informative letter pages.

Dave Sim's pages in Cerebus and William Messner-Loeb's in Journey were the letter columns I most wanted mine to be like in the back pages of Beanworld.

Lettercols seem to have been left back in the 20th century and replaced with the more immediate experience of email and blooging.

That said, I'm quite certain that all of the original lettercols will be archived on an official Beanworld site of some sort in the not-too-distant future.