-Link- State of the Beanworld

Massive update on future plans from Larry Marder up now.

New on-line story in April
Book 4 – Something More coming in early 2011
Short non-Beanworld comic in Fractured Fables anthology

And much more, including an appearance at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Hey, I live in Toronto…

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Remember (almost) Here

Apparently BEANWORLD BOOK 3: REMEMBER HERE WHEN YOU ARE THERE appears on the invoices for some, but not all, comic shops getting books from Diamond this week (which probably means only one of their warehouses got it before the cut-off for pulling this weeks books). So there’s a chance you’ll be able to get it on November 25, 2009, but double check before making a special trip. Otherwise, it should be everywhere else in the direct market next week, and could show up from other booksellers at any time (it’s showing up as In Stock on Amazon as of Nov. 29).

Update, there have been a few confirmed sightings. While the rest of us are waiting, here are some preview pages and a few words from long-time Beanworld fan Scott McCloud. Oh, and I think he did a few comics himself, in addition to his Beanworld fannishness…

Remember Here

Larry Marder has an advance copy of Book 3 in his hands!.

Should be in stores in just a few more weeks, finally continuing the story after 16 years.

A Gift Comes!

Big Beanworld week, as BEANWORLD BOOK 2: A GIFT COMES should be reaching comic book stores, with the balance of the original 21 issues reprinted, some for the first time ever, and starting the countdown to REMEMBER HERE WHEN YOU ARE THERE.

And for those going to the San Diego Comic Con, here’s a selection of some stuff you can see and buy at Larry Marder’s table.

Oh, and I think MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS v3 will have the first print publication of this story, but I’m not 100% certain.

-Link- Beanworld in SCIENCE

Leigh Boerner has a review of the recent BEANWORLD reprints in a recent issue of the journal SCIENCE. Read Larry Marder’s account of how it came about here and find a link to the review over here.

New Beanworld – Dark Horse FCBD 2009

As mentioned a few days back, one of Dark Horse’s offerings for Free Comic Book Day 2009 was a sampler with four stories. One side is some Star Wars thing, and if you flip it over, you get some Beans, with Beanworld characters all over the cover (along with Usagi Yojimbo, Indiana Jones and Emily the Strange). A few more Beans decorate the table of contents, and then there’s a 2-page primer on the Beanworld, introducing the main characters and quickly running through the basics of a Chow Raid.

Nothing much new for the old hands at the Beanworld concept, but hopefully it’ll be enough to spur on the curiosity of a few of the people who see it and haven’t heard of the book before.

-Link- Beanworld in Dark Horse FCBD comic

Well, this one is a bit of a surprise. Larry Marder announces that Beanworld will be a part of Dark Horse’s 2009 Free Comic Book Day giveaway comic, available March 2 in participating stores. There are beans all over the cover, along with Usagi Yojimbo and others. Hopefully I’ll have a post about it up this weekend.

I have to admit, I had more than a few doubts when Marder announced Dark Horse as the publishing home of Beanworld, but they seem to have really gotten behind it with efforts like this and the MySpace comic, and WAHOOLAZUMA looks spectacular, and really seems to be getting out there. By the way, December 15, 2009, mark your calendars.