Black and colored marker on paper
in 5" x 7" hand decorated colored mat.
Science's book editor, Sherman Suter commissioned a review and Between Leigh, Sherman, Jacq Cohen at Dark Horse, everyone had copies of Beanworld stuff and the article came together very, very fast.
It's a terrific article directed a highly select scientific readership. I think Leigh did a tremendous job hitting all of the essential Beanworld notes.
I just got a note from her that everyone can now s
neak under the edge of the Science tent through her website.
It will take you to Leigh's blog and from there if you hit the link titled "A Story of Symbiosis" you will get to read the review without having to pay at the door.
I don't believe that I ever really did much better in any science course in high school than a C- (and often did worse). In art school we were required to take art OR philosophy and I bet you can guess what courses I took.
What I learned in school, and it was later constantly re-enforced by studying Duchamp, is that an artist can take whatever he likes from of the disciplines of science, pick and chose the bits and pieces, and stir it into the recipe of the art piece he or she is baking.
So, not too shabby for me, of all people, to end up getting a good review in Science.
In those days, I used to pencil pages in the finished size and then blow them up on a photocopier. I then inked on single-ply Strathmore on a homemade light box my Dad made for me. (Long lost in the fog of many moves.)
I didn't start inking on double-ply board until about halfway through the run of TOTB.
Because I was always laboring for myself, I never had to work according to any industry standard rules or regulations. To the best of my recollection, I've never pencilled a page directly onto the paper and then inked over my pencil lines.
Sometimes I still come across pages that were discarded for some reason and the photocopy is still taped to the back of the board.
I still have two store-bought light boxes and I rarely have any reason whatsoever to use either!
Honestly...the title says it all.
The credits at the end explain who did what.
ZenMondo is the mighty fine fella who initiated the Beanworld Wiki.
The whole thing just makes me smile.
Good news for Beanworld fans!
I completed "Remember Here When You Are There!" last night.
It clocked in at 212 pages of story which is a lot more than was expected (or solicited).
Beanworld has a way of taking over and who am I to argue with Beanworld?
The panel above is from page 181.