Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hoo●Hoo●HAs & a Hoka●Hoka●HEY!

As far as I know, this is the first online review
for Remember Here When You Are There to appear online.
Don't worry about reading it....it doesn't contain any spoilers.
My favorite passage is:

"...it has the internal rhythms of an excellent poem, and a strong and striking vision that’s entirely unique. In spite of the vague lesson about how environments are interconnected and we’re all part of a connected chain of life, there’s rarely any sense that any of this means anything, and yet it’s strangely addictive, like watching a civilization build itself within a bottle.

It appears that Thanksgiving pushed back deliveries to comics shops to Thursday, December 3rd.

You can send your keen observations and burning questions regarding Remember Here When You Are There! right here.

Anyway....if you have something you'd like to say in public about Here There! you can say it here.

If you want to say it in private, the email address is larrymarder@gmail.com.
This "strongly recommended" just in from Dave Rants!


Danny said...

i used to describe beanworld as an organism, but now i'm going to use that it's like watching a civilization build itself within a bottle. ok! i won't get here there! til christmas though =\

Tabkend said...

I think it should be stressed that if people haven't picked up the Holiday Special, they definitely should. It might help the perspective on the evolution of the Cuties, particularly in their interactions with each other.

Nobody will be disappointed when they pick up the graphic novel, I think.

Makes me wonder, will the other "seasons" be as long as Springtime has been? If you're going with mostly graphic novels, it definitely changes the pace of what we were used to so long ago.

Anonymous said...

I began reading when TOTB #1 first came out and hoped against hope that Beanworld would eventually return. I am so beyond excited to pick up volume three tomorrow! Thank you, Larry.

Rodneylives said...

I have to admit, I first picked up Beanworld by reading (gasp!) illegal copies on the Internet. I know, shocking! But it showed me how wonderful Beanworld is, and I have bought Book 2 in print since then and hope to get Book 1 soon, which hopefully I can then use to show other people why I am so obsessed with the beans.

It wouldn't be a Beanworld letters column without rampant speculation about what everything means, so here goes!

One thing I have noticed from the earlier issues and struck me is the nature of the Beanworld's ground. What I noticed about it first came when the poisoned Sprout-Butt landed after Mr. Spook's Pod'l'Pool emerged from Gran'Ma'Pa. The patterns on it seemed to change from poisoned to a more normal Gran'Ma'Pa pattern gradually starting from when it touched the soil of the Beanworld. Then, too, there is the weird shape of the Beanworld island, how it is lopsided, weighted down on the left, that it is literally out of balance! Then there is the effect of gravity, which only appears to affect the Beans, and then by drawing them to the surface of the island. Very interesting! Well to me anyway.

One of the things I wonder about the most in the new book is the strange image of Big Fish swimming by the worms that are too big to eat. Could those be important in some way?

The Cuties are growing up nicely into full-fledged characters. There seems to be some differentiation between them in personality, with one acting as leader and another taking after Proffy. Could they become apprentices for Mr. Spook and Professor Garbanzo?

Thanks again for Book 3. Hopefully we won't need to wait as long for the next cycle!

samuel rules said...

I wrote about it too Larry!! I managed to get a copy last week. Hope to see you around soon, maybe we'll get that lunch in sometime soon.

Anonymous said...


I just got my amazon copy today. I tellya, when the fork was recombobulated, i honest to god pumped my fist up in the air...
good job, Larry.

Shawn O'Hern

Anonymous said...


Just devoured volume 3 in one sitting. Like catching up with old friends. While I like having such a huge chunk to read at one time, I'm sad to have to wait an indeterminate amount of time for new material. Any hint as to when we can expect new single issues or web comics? Pretty please?

As for Here There...


I literally gasped when Beanish invaded the Hoi Polloi ring to examine the hearts' effect on the sprout butt - it felt like such a violation. I wonder if there will be more ramifications from this. It definitely seemed to upset the natural order of things.

Very intrigued by the sister Cutie's Proffy-like savvy. And by their odd growth development. Also not sure I understand what effect Heyoka had on the bean template and why it reversed when she left it. That she becomes the Cuties' teacher is not what I expected at all.

I also noticed that Mr Spook's reference to invaders from the sky could allude to that color Beanworld story from Asylum of years ago in addition to the Goofy Service Jerks' attack. Any plans to reprint that?

Thanks again for bringing back Beanworld!

Anonymous said...


Random thoughts:
In looking at the Float Force effect on the slats and chips ridden by the adult beans and by Mr Spook, I notice that the b&w striated effect that taks place looks similar to that on both Beanish when he "jumps" and on the Float Factored Mystery Pods - but there is a significant difference - the chips and slats retain their solid outline... I'm wondering if this is significant? Is that a graphic indication that they are not "charged up" as much as the Mystery Pods? Or am I reading too much into this?

(I did think it was kind of odd that the super-charged chips that the Cuties use are represented as solid black rather than solid white which would make them look distinctly different from regular old non-charged chips...)

Finally, and this is something I thought about a long, long time ago, but I'm reminded of it because of such a focus on making tools, etc, in the new volume - where do old tools, broken tools, old Look*See Shows, etc go? Recycling in the Beanworld? Where do used spears in the Hoi Polloi realm go? Do they just fall down forming Der Stinkle?

bob said...

Got my copy this afternoon, and managed to avoid opening it until tonight, setting aside an interruption free block of time. That was really something. I'll have much more to say on it later, and I know from experience it takes at least three readings to really get a handle on a Beanworld story.

So, is it too soon to start pestering you about Book 4?

Unknown said...

Thanks for taking up Beanworld again! It was so great to read through this one. I read it in one sitting as well. When I finished I cracked open Volume 1 and right away noticed how clean & clear the new art in Book 3 is! Great job! Now that you have finished Volume 3 in a digital format, I was wondering how you feel about doing this book digitally? (..or have you already commented on this?) Thanks again!