So not too long ago...I received an email that I've excerpted bits of below:
I am writing to inform you that I have started a Beanworld wiki on
wikia.comthe free wiki hosting service. Wikia hosts thousands of wikis on
more topics than you can shake a stick at, and I was surprised to see that there
was no Beanworld Wiki created yet, so I requested its creation, and they
approved it. (A wiki is a website users can edit and add to, the most famous
Mark over at Beanweb has allowed us to use the content there as our own
Legendary Edge, that is jumping off point to populate the wiki with
articles. I hope to attract the beanworld community and soon have many
many editors of the Beanworld Wiki.
The URL for the Beanworld wiki is http://beanworld.wikia.com/wiki/Beanworld_Wiki
It is my hope that the Beanworld Wiki will have even MORE content than
the Bean Web, as anyone can add to it and it just grows and grows and
grows. With new Beanworld on the horizon a wiki is just the thing to
have an up-to-date Beanworld reference on the web.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you and my 9
year old son and I are both anxiously awaiting Every Cutie Deserves a
I am sincerly yours,
L. Christopher Bird "ZenMondo" Sysop, Beanworld Wiki
In the off chance you don't quite understand what a wiki might be....here is the wiki entry on wikipedia.
What ZenMondo has created is a central place where the Beanworld community can go and " populate the wiki with articles" about Beanworld that really belongs to everyone. Oh, Beanworld remains my intellectual property and all, but "Beanworld Wiki" is something that everyone can participate in. The way wiki's seem to self-regulate is that on the occasions that an entry is placed that is clearly out of whack...it is corrected by "someone-who-knows." So even though on any given day, a wiki may not be 100% correct....eventually it is going to be.
And besides I'll be there to keep an eye on it and offer up my own observations.
The BeanWeb that Mark "Half" Irons, so admirably put together a decade or more ago in the 20th century is hopefully going to be enhanced and surpassed by this incredible undertaking in the 21st century. Theoretically, this resource, in its first stages, could remain online as a resource to Beanworld fans for years, decades, as long as there are Beanworld fans someplace, somewhere.
But as a resource, for all of us, it is my hope that "Beanworld Wiki" is going to be a lot of fun. As stated in the intro: "Beanworld Wiki is a collaborative website about Larry Marder's Tales of the Beanworld. The wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create the site."
I got a feeling that this is gonna be tons of fun for everyone!
A rather long and detailed interview over at Are You A Serious Comic Book Reader? I'm pretty sure I talk about a few things that I've rarely, if ever, spoken about before in print. I am a very lucky comic book creator that I get asked such interesting questions!