Tales of the Beanworld
About the BeanWeb
Viewing the BeanWeb
The BeanWeb was developed using Netscape Navigator 3.0. One goal was to make the BeanWeb as friendly as possible to most browsers, including text browsers such as Lynx. Most browser-specific extensions are not used with the exception of the Map of the Known Beanworld, which is a client-side image map. There are no tables or frames, and all images have ALT tags.
If you have a graphic browser that allows you to set a background color, the BeanWeb is best viewed with a pure white background. I recommend letting the page override your default colors. Sorry, but it makes scans much nicer.
If you find any problems, please let me know.
- Added a set of pages for ashcans, and did some miscellaneous maintenance.
- Bill Krick has contributed some nice images for the Publishing Information page.
- Cleaned up some dead links. If you find anything dead, please let me know.
- Larry Marder’s approved the new Larry Marder Biography.
- Added Geoffrey Hawley's comments to the deeper issues page.
- Added a page for some deeper issues the Beanworld raises.
- Bob Heer's set up an online discussion/mailing list for Beanworld fans.
- Added vol 2 #5 of Gunk'l'dunk.
- A page for the Hungry? ashcan.
- Beanish's Look·See·Show Gallery, and some minor changes elsewhere.
- Beanworld Book Two has been reprinted. Here's the press release.
- Added a page for the Beanworld Press.
- Back issues of Gunk'l'dunk, the online Beanworld newsletter, have been added to the Internet Resources page.
- The story in the Asylum anthology comic now has a page of its own.
- You can now contact the Beanworld Press via email!
- Added page for the unnamed villain in the Asylum story.
- A Miscellany section's been added, with odds 'n' ends.
The Beanworld Ecology.
Some images have been rescanned to look better.
- Lots of minor improvements in navigation and formatting.
- The Things section is done!
Graphics in the Characters section are being improved.
- The Places section is done.
- Added a page for Beanworld Press and a Beanworld checklist, and an About the BeanWeb page.
- The Map of the Known Beanworld is up!
- Added a scanned sample Tales of the Beanworld page to the Introduction page.
- Whew! It just all happened, completely unplanned!
The navigation's been improved, especially in the characters section, and the home page was split into "home" and "Introduction" pages. More images were added.
- The issue summaries are completely done! (Hurrah! Finally!)
There's now a page for guest appearances & such.
Links were added to some Beanworld resources on the Web.
- Bad news for the BeanWeb!
The domains "beanworld.com", "beanworld.com" and "bigpicture.com" are already registered with InterNIC. (They are a coffee place, a web design place, and a media company respectively.) Somebody should go out and grab "bigbigpicture.com" while we still can.
- The Do-It-Yourself Beanworld is up.
How the BeanWeb came about
Around 1989, my friend David gave me an issue or two of Tales of the Beanworld that he had picked up while comic book shopping. I hadn't read too many comic books before, but I was immediately hooked. I had so many questions about everything. Fortunately there was a local store that was well-stocked with back issues. I devoured them, reading them over and over. Then I began to wait for issue 19.
The BeanWeb came about because I wanted there to be a site on the web that does the Beanworld justice. Alex Rosenheim had a Web site with some neat things, but I wanted character descriptions, longer issue summaries, and a lot of other stuff. So I started building the BeanWeb in the fall of 1995. Since then I've switched jobs more than once and moved half way across the USA. The BeanWeb's home is pretty stable, but may end up moving to a more permanent domain when it gets the chance.
Oh, yeah - the Beanworld Press likes, and supports, this site. Yes!
Self-portrait of the
author as a Bean
Comments, encouragement and contributions are welcome. Marcel Duchamp said "The viewer is the one who makes the painting", and it applies to the BeanWeb too! What would you like to see? Let me know.
Keep me posted!
If you'd like to be notified when the BeanWeb is improved, you can join the BeanWeb mailing list. This is a low-volume list, with highly unperiodic mailings.