Saturday, July 9, 2011

A wandering post if there ever was one!

So today I received a tweet from Brian Jacoby, proprietor of Secret Headquarters: Comics and Games for Everyone! and proud pop of Fiona Grace of Tallahassee FL. They are both upstanding members of the Legion of the Legiuminati. Brian and I are both "members" of the weekly gabfest that takes place each Tuesday under the all encompassing hash tag of #comicmarket. (He's @SHQtallahassee & I'm @larrymarder).

His tweet was simple and to the point: "I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but it's been more than a month since you updated your Beanworld blog."

Well, I was kind of aware of it.
Been pretty busy lately.

One of the things I've been doing is wrangling details for Cryptozoic Entertainment on CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards. (This is a nice way of saying that I've been tracking down wayward creators and elbowing them in the ribs reminding them of impending deadlines of doom.)

Plus, I've been busy doing Presidential sorts of things behind the scenes at the Fund. We've had some great successes of late in the Courts in Alaska, Massachusetts, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

And we are working on a new case too. We're raising funds to assist an American who found himself in deep trouble over comics on his computer at the Canadian border. When things like this happen, it is always good to take a look at fellow CBLDF Board member Neil Gaiman's brilliant piece "Why Defend Icky Speech?"

Those volunteer activities spare time activities aren't the reason why I've been so quiet lately.


I've heen quiet because I've been working on Beanworld.

That's right.


I'm wrapping up and turning in Beanworld 3.5 to Dark Horse before Comic-Con.

Up above is the original pencil drawing for the Maximum Press story from the last century.

Below it is the re-mastered and re-colored page as it will be page 16 in 3.5.

The Big Guy, Mike Richardson, asked me to contribute something to Dark Horse Presents during Stumptown. Diana Schutz and I agreed that "Larry Marder needs to finish one Beanworld project before he begins another." That said, I have a pretty good idea what I want this one-shot, self-contained story to be about. I'll pitch it to Mike at Comic-Con. Hopefully he will go for most peculiar tale of the Beanworld I have in mind.

Then this fall it will be back to Book Four: Something More.
I wandered all over the place but, hey, it's a post, right?



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

Yay! for working on Beanworld!

Does this mean Vol. 3.5 will be out before Christmas?

Anonymous said...

The Panel To Panel link on this page has been dead for about two months ;-)

Larry Marder said...

Thanks for the heads up.
Apparenttly Panel to Panel stopped selling books online. The next P2P project is listed here: