My review for Larry Marder’s first collected edition of Beanworld will undoubtedly suffer from numerous instances of backhanded compliments. I thought I’d get that caveat out of the way before I got ahead of myself. To be perfectly honest, when I started reading BEANWORLD, my first thought was “What is this?” But by the end, I was sorely disappointed that my visit to this very odd place had ended. Beanworld seems simple and even juvenile at first, but underneath its childlike veneer lays a rich and complex narrative.
I wish I had a better grasp of Marxi