BEANWORLD BOOK 3: REMEMBER HERE WHEN YOU ARE THERE is now available digitally from Dark Horse, joining the previous two books in that format. So if that’s your reading preference now is a good time to catch up, with the colour short story collection coming out soon (not sure if that’ll be released same-day digital as print, but if not I’m sure it’ll follow shortly).
One hour audio interview of Larry Marder at the Scripts & Scribes podcast, where he talks about the origin of the Beanworld, his early self-publishing, his time at Image comics and his reasons for going to Dark Horse with his return to Beanworld.
Larry Marder has just announced the upcoming as-yet-unscheduled TALES OF THE BEANWORLD collection of various colour Beanworld pieces, along with some new material, which will lead directly into Book 4, hence the unofficial “3.5” label. Couple of clues in the image links in the post.
Congratulations to Larry Marder, now President of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Don’t forget to check out the Marder-edited LIBERTY COMICS #3, coming out in a few months.
Scott McCloud turned 50 recently, and among the things he got was a birthday card from Larry Marder that he shares over here.
A reminder that Larry Marder will be attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend, May 8-9 2010. The programming schedule includes this:
The Leguminous History of Larry Marder & The Beanworld
Saturday, May 8th, 2:15 – 3:15pm, Novella Room
Learn how beans have been part of Larry Marder’s life since the day he was born! The rich visual presentation covers the entire history of his peculiar fantasy dimension including discussion about Marder’s many influences. This is your opportunity to discover why Beanworld has captivated readers from grade school to grad school since its first publication as a series of comic books in the 1980s. Now Beanworld is at Dark Horse Comics entertaining an entire new generation of fans. Be the first to get a glimpse into Marder’s next original Beanworld graphic novel Something More!
Which is obviously a must-attend for Beanworld fans. And obviously readers of Larry Marder’s blog know the usual things about saying the magic words, or trading in your art, and of course there should be:
There’s a non-Beanworld related story by Larry Marder coming out in July, titled “Troll Bridge”.
FRACTURED FABLES HC
story & art VARIOUS
cover MIKE & LAURA ALLRED
Some of the comic book industry’s best and brightest use their talents to welcome the next generation of comic book readers with the kid-friendly anthology, FRACTURED FABLES! Features all-new, humorous takes on our most beloved fairy tales, with stories by award-winning creators like JILL THOMPSON, BRYAN TALBOT, PETER DAVID, BEN TEMPLESMITH, TERRY MOORE, SCOTT MORSE, DOUG TENNAPEL, TED McKEEVER, BILL MORRISON, LARRY MARDER, JIM VALENTINO, PHIL HESTER, SHANNON WHEELER and many more!
A lot more preview pages over here. Some really good creators in there, should be an interesting book.