17Feb

The Bean 84

Good morning- I finally got to color some goblins… oh yeah 🙂 Nothing like goblins in the rain and night in the forest. Well enjoy today’s color update. I will be at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend so come on by and hang out. Thanks again Keep creating trav

18Feb

The Bean 85

Good morning- Nothing like starting the day with some fun color artwork. I hope you enjoy the hunt. That’s what siv does best. Well back to prepping for Salt Lake Comic Con next week. trav  

29Nov

The Bean 173

Trials come in all shapes and sizes. Almost three weeks ago, my wife hurt her ankle pretty bad. There were some pretty tense moments there as we did not know the extent of the damage, yet do not fret all is better. Though she over did it a little tonight in getting around I am […]

Page 175 and other Tid Bits- Well the Q&A on the last update was a bust, but that’s ok, I figure that the questions are answering themselves. I do hope the new updating schedule has been easy on you as well. I hate changing things up at times, yet sometimes change is good. Recommended Reads […]

Still plugging through issue 7 and working on several commissions. If you want one send me a note. I’ll post more later. trav

It’s been a fun ride so far. We are finally getting into parts of the story that really made me want to do this in the first place.  As you take a moment to reflect back you will hopefully start to notice a few subtle and hidden things that are beginning to become reality. Everything […]

10Dec

The Bean 178

Well the big news is the contest. It doesn’t matter who (things pertaining to the comic)  you draw- it’s just you have to draw to be entered to win. So remember to send your drawings to thanson@beanleafpress.com. Also we have several now. Hopefully I will be able to start posting some of those in the […]

13Dec

The Bean 179

Hi all- just thought i’d give a little note. 7 is in progress still, and there are all sorts of things going on. I’l fill you all in on tuesday. Have a fantastic day and boy are things getting dicey.

15Dec

The Bean 180

The CONTEST ENDS FRIDAY! It doesn’t matter who (things pertaining to the comic)  you draw- it’s just you have to draw to be entered to win. So remember to send your drawings to thanson@beanleafpress.com. Also we have several now. Hopefully I will be able to start posting some of those in the next few days. […]

17Dec

The Bean 181

Well it is done. I have finally got all the prints up in the Travs Art section. You can now go through them all, you can like them, you can tweet them, you can comment on them… I wanted to make it a much more interactive section than I had before and I am very […]

20Dec

The Bean 182

tap…tap…tap is this thing on? Ahem…. Ok it is time to announce the winner of the Fan Art Contest. Remember it was not based on how well you drew, but the fact that you submitted. Which was then thrown all to together and pulled randomly from a hat. Really hi-tech. Yet I am really excited […]

22Dec

The Bean 183

Well I am going to shorten the intro here – so you can see the other blog aspects. Still looking at some other additional changes here and there. I’ve started to do a few tweaks to shoptalk. I figured I would start adding custom artwork to the blogs, instead of older artwork. I hope you […]

Well, Issue 7 is out and man am I excited. One of the drawbacks though of printed books is you have to price them so you can continue to print more. When you deal with a distributor  this can be frustrating since they usually take 60% off the cover price, forcing you to push the […]

11Mar

The Bean 217

So I am working on a few things right now that are pretty exciting. I have 3 prints in progress and some visual changes to the store. Which works find but needs some graphic changes. Just a little better layout and feel that’s all. I really am happy with the back end though. I am […]

14Mar

The Bean 218

Well it is about time that I got around to doing this. I decided to put together a newsletter. I didn’t want to create some overladen text newsletter. I wanted it to look sharp and focus on artwork, adventures, appearances and even some special things about bean. If you want to be part of this […]

16Mar

The Bean 219

Ok I am working on the next newsletter and if you want in on it just click the link and send me your email address.  Just click the graphic. What is in newsletter 2? Well I guess you are going to have to sign in and find out. Yet I will say this, it will […]

18Mar

The Bean 220

This page is one of those moments that I get all giddy about. There are several scenes in the Bean series that I see so clearly, that I have looked forward to drawing. This is one of them. You’ll see a few more as the series progresses. I have always been able to see this […]

21Mar

The Bean 221

Well it is time to munch a bowl of ice cream and take a breather. Life is busy and yet that is good.  I did get a chance to reflect a bit at Tide Pools in CA and enjoy the peace of the sea. Quite a unique experience. I am also prepping for Wondercon which […]

23Mar

The Bean 222

So what’s going on with Trav? Wondercon is coming up fast and so I am in full prep mode. Yet that is not stopping me from current projects as well. So what is going on? Well first, bean issue 1 is now available as a pdf- I even added several pages including maps and some […]

25Mar

The Bean 223

And now there was one…. Well I am now moving into con mode. Nothing like a convention to push everything else back. Yet it is exciting and monday I will post all about the planning and where you can find us in the newsletter and online. I also went through the back end of the […]

28Mar

The Bean 224

Well the week of wondercon is upon us. I am really looking forward to this show, especially to see old friend, meet some new ones and draw a bunch of free sketches. So if you are in San Francisco, stop on by and hang out with us. This also means that the comic work will […]

I started off the day in a lull and even a bit moody. That mood changed as I opened an email around 3pm and squealed like a little girl. I was nominated for an Eisner.  I was floored…. I look at the talent around me and I am so humbled that I have been counted […]

20Apr

The Bean 234

Transitions I am a fan of transitions. I believe that they allow for a nice balance in between scenes. The transition lets me build even more on my world. It allows me to show that the world is alive just as the characters are and helps me create a nice flow of tempo. Ok I […]

Well life is good – Busy but good. I am prepping for the next show so i might not always be around. yet the post will be. Ok we have a bunch of great actor ideas for siv and the collector. I am looking forward to all the other characters as well. So on to […]

I’ve noticed that my world here has been a little quiet. I am trying to fix that.There is just a lot to do and I am trying to stay very focused on bean. In fact I have two pages of book 9 done. I am actually tackling 9 different than 8. In 8 I drew […]

10Jun

The Bean 256

Well it’s sickness in the hanson household right now.  A couple with the flue and one with a tummy ache.  Yet I am doing fine. Just sitting on the couch and taking a moment to relax and enjoying the evening. I am really happy with how these next few pages came out.They are actually some […]

13Jun

The Bean 257

Watching Alakazam the Great, it is a cartoon from the 1960’s. I had forgotten how much I really enjoyed the tale. The animation is pretty good, though my daughter who is watching this with me just asked if this was really a kids movie. I guess it looks pretty freaky to her. Most of the […]

15Jun

The Bean 258

Life for the people of darkleaf is not peaceful these days. Plus, it looks like it is not going to get any better. So where are we on issue 8? Well issue 8 is in edits, which means it should go to press next week, if I can get everything fixed and changed. Also I […]

17Jun

The Bean 259

new update today. I have a lot of preparing today and I am working hard on 9 and 8- edits are almost done on 8 which means it goes to print hopefully late next week. I am also working on a graphic novel aspect of the bean. It is about time we start putting the […]

20Jun

The Bean 260

And here is Heartleaf. I have mentioned the city quite a bit in this tale and now we arrive. A quiet little town and a place to call home. Update- The dude with the stash… who is he? Well if you read back through the comic, you will get an idea of who he is […]

22Jun

The Bean 261

Well in two days I will be at the Albuquerque Comic Expo. It is a very new show and it will be the first time that we are going there. I am pretty excited about the show. If you are in the area – stop by and I’ll set you up with some FREE Sketches. […]

24Jun

The Bean 262

well guys- i am at abq comic expo- and this is day 1. It has a nice vibe so far, lets see if it pans out. Looking forward to dinner with my cousin and his family as well. I’ll post more about the trip later. trav

27Jun

The Bean 263

Quick update- this is the last day of the ABQ Comic Expo and by the time this post I will be flying home. So I will get back with a full update later in the week. Thanks trav

29Jun

The Bean 264

Well I am home, and I am trying to get back into the groove. Traveling and shows really take it out of me and right now i am in recovery mode.  So it’s a Cartoon moment with my youngest as  I start working on the graphic novel version of the bean. Yup there is going […]

Today is the day that issue 8 goes to the printer. I am really excited about this. I am also starting the covers to the Bean Volume 1. I love the fact that there is still life in my story after all these years. So let’s make it a question day… Anything you want about […]

11Jul

The Bean 269

Well – we are getting gritty:) This is going to be a very busy week for us as I prepare for SDCC. Also I should have issue 8 by the end of the week, which is pretty exciting. I must say that it has been a very trying few weeks, hence no newsletter and limited […]

13Jul

The Bean 270

It’s getting rough…. ** SDCC update** If you are at the San Diego Comic Con next weekend come by E11 and hang out with us. That’s next week. I have other updates coming soon- I am though cranking out pages for issue 9 (page 15 will be done soon). I am really enjoying this issue […]

15Jul

The Bean 271

So we start to see a new side of mama- 🙂 I am really excited about how far I am into this again and in-fact I am just finishing up the script to issue 10. I added some stuff, that is really going be wild. Yet now is not the time to talk about that. […]

18Jul

The Bean 272

Hi All – this is the week of SDCC. I will be scarce but I wanted to share my two videos with you, that I will be using at the show. This will be showcasing the Bean, the other on the blog, showcases my art. I hope you get a chance to enjoy them both. […]

20Jul

The Bean 273

I am on my way to SDCC today. So I am scarce today- I will post more soon- enjoy the update. trav

27Jul

The Bean 276

Well, I am home and I thought I would have some time to put together a review of sdcc, but life is in the way. Family has been sick and there has been other obligations which I haven’t finished. In fact I haven’t even unpacked. Yet even though I am tired, I want everyone to […]

29Jul

The Bean 277

Finishing up the video for my kickstarter project for the graphic novel version of the bean. I will post more on monday. Keep creating trav

It is about time- I am pushing to take Bean to the next level in book format. No I am not redoing it. I just think it is time to start putting the individual comics together as trades. So Books 1-4 will make The Bean vol 1: Riddles and Shrooms.  Now to do this I […]

Nothing like a little Barbeque. Also this is really exciting in 4 days we have raised $2000 dollars to print the trades of the Bean at Kickstarter. This is huge and we need 3 grand more. We have 62 backers and I am very touched at their support.  All we need is 140 more at […]

23Aug

The Bean 288

Hi all- well work and book production is in full swing. I am really excited about how the next chapter of the story is panning out. I have about 8 pages left to pencil and ink and then text. The Kickstarter Project Well things are moving smoothing with the graphic novel. I wanted to say […]

25Aug

The Bean 289

Well, one of the cool things about the eisners is dinner. We were privileged to sit with a young man and his sweet wife. Paul Roman Martinez is the creator and illustrator of the web/print comic – the adventures of the 19XX. He has been nominated for a few awards, including the Eisner Award for […]

28Aug

The Bean 290

To all those wondering where gort was, well here he is and doing what he does best. Also we are at $5800 on the pledges…. The Kickstarter Project $15 gets you a copy of the book and FREE Shipping, plus your name printed in the book as well. So if you want a copy before […]

30Aug

The Bean 291

Chapter(book 9) update….I have 2 1/2 pages left on this book. I am hoping to have all the text in and put into edits on monday. Still much to do- trav The Kickstarter Project $15 gets you a copy of the book and FREE Shipping, plus your name printed in the book as well. So […]

Page and a half left to draw. The last 5 pages completely differed from the original script and made so much more sense. In fact I am really jazzed how it came out and it made this part of the story so much more realistic. Also we hit the $6000 mark. Really excited about the […]

Have an incredible labor day weekend- see ya in a few days The Kickstarter Project   $15 gets you a copy of the book and FREE Shipping, plus your name printed in the book as well. So if you want a copy before they become a available to the public in Nov and your name […]

A lot of good things have been happening. I finished all the art for the next chapter of the story and I am now laying in the text. I am really excited about it and should be starting chapter/book 10 soon. Also I have been pretty slammed with commissions and will start to put those […]

Just love the look on those guys faces. Well I should be working right now, but i have several home projects to do right now. A fence is the big one this weekend. Yet I am still on track meaning all the text layout is all but done. I have some tweaking to do and […]

11Sep

The Bean 296

Well it’s all winding down. I spent this weekend doing a lot of manual labor, so artwork took a back seat – sometimes other things just take over. Well I am beat so tomorrow – we’ll get back into book work Keep creating – trav The Kickstarter Project $15 gets you a copy of the […]

13Sep

The Bean 297

There are 14 days left on the kickstarter project. If you still want to help please just click below.  Ok bean updates- Chapter/book 9 is done and edits are in progress. I am happy. so I started chapter/book 10 and it’s gonna be good, well I hope. Well back to work trav The Kickstarter Project […]

15Sep

The Bean 298

There are 11 days left on the kickstarter project. If you still want to help please just click below.  so much going on- I am working on all sorts of projects. As for replying I will be on tonight to go over all the comments. I am still around though. Keep creating. trav The Kickstarter […]

18Sep

The Bean 299

There are times when I dread posting. Today is one of them. Yet there is a much bigger story at work here and the goal is to write a compelling emotional story. I hope I am doing so. I also know and have known that there are elements in a story that are crucial to […]

20Sep

The Bean 300

More to come soon.   The Kickstarter Project $15 gets you a copy of the book and FREE Shipping, plus your name printed in the book as well. So if you want a copy before they become a available to the public in Nov and your name in the book… just put in a pledge. […]

29Sep

The Bean 304

Well the next few days will be APE. If you are up in the San Francisco are and want to stop by the Alternative Press Expo- come by for a free sketch and say hi. trav

this is the beginning of chapter 9 – the party is in full swing right now. Post will be light today due to the traveling i did the night before and no internet access on the 5- APE report soon. yet the show is better than last years so far. well be creative- trav

Sorry – no dragon returning just yet:) If you notice the store is down for a few days it’s because i am making  some major changes. Plus I am finishing off the book, it’s getting really exciting   trav-

Good morning – Working on finishing off the book – really excited about how it is going. It should go to press on sat- I’ll be back shortly trav  

Hi all- I hope you are enjoying the adventure so far. So there is a lot going on, a lot of fun stuff. If you might have noticed there have been some minor tweaks here and there on the website. One of the biggest things that have happened is a brand new store front. It […]

12Mar

The Bean 363

If you need something to do this weekend- and you are in SoCal, head on over to Wondercon and visit with us at booth 717. Click the image below to see the map. It’s a new venue but it still looks like a lot of fun. Also the story is getting good here at the […]

15Mar

The Bean 364

doing taxes right now…. sigh…. hey if you need something to do this weekend- and you are in SoCal, head on over to Wondercon and visit with us at booth 717. Click the image below to see the map. It’s a new venue but it still looks like a lot of fun.   Keep creating […]

19Mar

The Bean 365

“Like a flower in the garden the success of it’s beauty is cultivated through months of nurturing and caring.  Creating original art and stories are the same… for months and years the world seems to be against or just ignores you, yet in the end… the beauty of ones endurance shines through and the critics […]

22Mar

The Bean 366

We learn a little more of our mysterious new elf. I would also recommend going back and reading the first few 100 pages- a little bit more of the puzzle is completed. Also I have had the opportunity to go and play a bit with watercolors. It has been 14 years. I am using a […]

26Mar

The Bean 367

This week is Emerald City Comic Con- I will be there doing a kickstarter panel at this show. If you are in the area stop on by, it’s going to be an awesome week. Also I have a tumblr account- just another outlet for my creativity. I am also changing my artwork section again- I […]

  There are a lot of changes going on in my life… All are amazing- One thing is I will have a lot more time for commissions, projects and other illustration work – the other is I will be able to put a little more effort into bean- I am excited about that as well […]

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