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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's is a firm believer of Marcel Duchamp's observation that it is the viewer that makes the picture. Marder is currently CEO/President of Beanworld Press, Inc. He lives in Orange County, California with his wife, Cory, and their two cats--Abby and Chipper.