Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday's Tantalizing Teaser: Free Comic Book Day!

This Saturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day!

Every year the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day.
And this year, Beanworld is in Dark Horse's all age sampler.

It's a flip book with Star Wars: Clone War on one side and the other cover is the one shown above. Yep, Beanworld is in there along with not only with Star Wars but also Yusagi Yojimbo, Emily the Strange, and a guy named Indiana Jones!

Dark Horse has given me a great opportunity to put the Beanworld characters into the hands of many, many people who don't know how much they are going to love Beanworld yet.

But some of them are going to.
In fact, if history serves as any sort of indicator, some are going to like it a whole lot!

For many years, I gave away free issues of Beanworld comics to unsuspecting attendees at comic book conventions. It's always astounding to me how many folks come up to to the table (as recently as Stumptown in Portland, OR) and say, "You gave me my first Beanworld when I was a kid and I've been a big fan ever since!"
And sometimes they have their own kids in tow nowadays.

So, what is Free Comic Book Day?

It's the one day of the year participating comic book specialty shops across North America, and around the world, give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

A lot of Beanworld fans aren't regular frequenters of comic book shops, so to find a comic shop near you, use the handy-dandy FCBD Shop Locator.
It's on the left side, down a bit.
Punch in your zip code and you'll find a shop near you.


Dvandom said...

I'm glad you posted this, I hadn't known the DH FCBD book would have Beanworld in it!

Brian Jacoby from Secret Headquarters in Tallahassee Florida said...

There is also the-master-list.com, another website that lists comic shops.

Larry Marder said...

Thanks, Brian. I wasn't aware of that site and will use it in posts in the future.

Ethan said...


Is the Beanworld story all-new, or is it a reprint? Thanks.


Larry Marder said...

I described it last week on Facebook this way: "It's all newly drawn, lettered, and brightly colored by me. It more of a sampler, a teaser, a bit of a peekaboo into the Beanworld for folks who might be unfamiliar with it. Hopefully "comic book civilians" will come away from the experience wanting to see more of this most peculiar comic book experience."
A good friend commented to me today that it was definitely the CRAZIEST story in ANY FCBD givaway!