The above panels are breakdown sketches from page 2 of the Dark Horse "Beanworld Color Holiday Special." I'll talk more about this color comic book in the near future. For today, let it suffice to say that it's 20 pages of all new story starring the Pod'l'pool Cuties. The tale mostly features the Boom'r Band and Beanish (and Dreamishness behind the scenes), but Mr Spook, Professor Garbanzo, The Chow Sol'jer Army and the Hoi Polloi Ring Herd all make their way onto center stage at some point.
The scrawled dialogue in "blue pencil" might be hard to decipher so here is a translation:
Boom'r: We stumbledunkled into a somethingness we can't quite riff into twined idealios."
Beanish: What sort of fact did you discover that doesn't make sense?
Congratulations to Toni and Lucia Velardo for growing the world's longest spaghetti bean in the UK. I'd never even heard of this particular type of legume before but I love the name and the fact that it seemed to grow at almost 2 inches a day. And Mr. Velardo's attribution of his bean’s prodigious growth to "warmth and a lot of luck" is pretty much what works for me too.