Larry Marder has finally started work on new Tales of the Beanworld material. It’s an 8 page tale over on My Space Dark Horse Presents. I’ve been a huge Beanworld fan for a very long time and it’s wonderful news that he’s starting work on these fantastic characters once more.
Dark Horse has plans for early 2009 to release all of the Beanworld books once more and then carry on with all-new material from Marder.
For those of you wondering what the hell all these strange little characters are there are a couple of essential websites for more information: Tales of the BeanWeb & Gunk’l’dunk. Both are excellent primers to what was (and will be) one of the greatest comic book series you’ve never heard of.
The Beanworld is precisely that, a self contained world packed with bizarre and amazing characters. The Beans live in harmony with their environment, and the entire ecosystem forms the story of the Beanworld. It’s a magical, surreal story which, if you’re lucky enough to get it, will make you a convert for life.It’s difficult to explain why those of us who get Beanworld love it so much, but luckily for us we won’t have to explain without the comics to back us up for much longer. Beanworld is coming back and the world of comics just became that little better.
Fashion Buddha have put a little animation together called “Chow Raid” based on Marder’s Beanworld cartoons. It’s a great taster for the book.