Biography

Larry Marder

Larry Marder is the creator of Tales of the Beanworld which was first released in 1985. He was born in Chicago in 1951 and educated at Hartford Art School, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1973. Marder spent almost twenty years in the advertising business as a Vice President/Creative Director in Chicago IL. He was Marketing Director for Moondog's Popular Culture Stores from 1990-93. From 1993-99, he was Executive Director of Image Comics in Fullerton CA. From 1999-2007, Marder was President of McFarlane Toys in Tempe AZ. Marder is currently Owner of Beanworld Press, Inc. He lives in Orange County, California with his wife, Cory, and their two cats--Olive and Chipper. Marder is a firm believer of Marcel Duchamp's observation that it is the viewer that makes the picture.

Larry Marder

Books by Larry Marder

by Larry Marder - Graphic Novel

A Most Peculiar Graphic Novel Experience! For decades, Larry Marder's legendary Beanworld comics have captivated readers from grade school to grad school. Dark Horse proudly introduces Beanworld to a new generation of fans with this first volume in a series of standalone graphic novels! Meet Mr. Spook, Professor Garbanzo, Beanish, and the Chow Sol'jer Army as they experience adventures that prove, whether friends or adversaries, we all ultimately depend on each other for survival. Beanworld reflects deep truths about our world, including themes of ecology, advertising, culture, and art, making the experiences of these fanciful creatures feel as true, funny, moving, and relatable as anything in our own reality.