I figured that I needed to start putting up chapter art as well. Sort of to help give a better view of how I am splitting the books up for the graphic novels. There are 6 days left to pledge on Bean vol 2. The lost prince.  If you want still get a copy with […]

Well we are down to the wire on the funding of vol 2. If you would like your name in the book as well as FREE SHIPPING on the book.  You only have 3 days left.  The best deal is the $30 pledge, you will get both vol 1 & 2. Thanks again for all […]

VOL 2: the Lost Prince – just FUNDED! THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE! Today’s update and other tidbits I want you to know that sometimes drawing architecture drives me nuts. It just does, and here I wanted to have a vaulted ceiling with all the trimmings. I do like how it came out […]

Leave it to a dragon… Fighting a bit of the flu- which has seemed to attack the whole family and as luck would have it I am the last one to get it. So I sit locked away in my room contemplating on how to beat this thing. Thank goodness it only last a day […]

12Jan

The Bean 346

Distribution and Monopolies: So today I found out that Haven distributors went under a few weeks back. This is a very frustrating bit of information to swallow, because now Diamond is the only one left and they haven’t been very friendly to independents. Why is this an issue for me, well it just makes it […]

16Jan

The Bean 347

Thought I would take a moment and share the whole illustration process. This piece just came from a blank piece of paper. Most of my images do. It was shot with over 5900 stills, which were meshed together at high-speed. It’s just a quick glimpse into my madness…. feel free to share and keep creating. […]

19Jan

The Bean 348

Hi all- working hard at finishing off vol 2. It’s looking really good infact I am adding some new art to it right now. Also I am pushing through vol 4. I am halfway done (that’s about 2 chapters/books of artwork). There is a lot going on and I will also be posting my new […]

23Jan

The Bean 349

I realized that one of the things that made this fun, was the importance of sharing the process. There is so much going on that I felt it would be cool to invite you into my world on where I am at with the story and what the future has to hold. Thanks jason of […]

26Jan

The Bean 350

sorry – got busy last night on editing and forgot to say hi today… so hello. so today will be open-subject – anything anyone wants to get off their chest? trav

30Jan

The Bean 351

time for a little history lesson 🙂 Vol 2 should go to press this week and i am very engaged in vol 3- started chapter 11 last – ok i had to rework the first page twice but it was worth it.

So here is vol 3’s update. I have the first 3 pages done of chapter 11. I am pretty excited about that. I have some more news but i will post that later. keep creating trav

Well the book went to press today. It was exciting and now I am driving to work through vol 3. I am into the third chapter of vol 3 with knocking off 3 pages this week. What is frustrating is there is a lot going on so I am doing a one man juggling act. […]

I hope you take a moment and look at some of the other recent posts. I have been trying to add more to the blog. Also I should be getting the proofs to vol 2 today. keep creating trav

13Feb

The Bean 355

Sent the proofs back for vol 2 today- things are looking good. The book looks fantastic. Well back to work… Trav

16Feb

The Bean 356

Small update…. been really sick the last few days and the whole family has been down for the last two weeks. With 5 kids you expect it to go around. It’s part of life and signed up for it so I am not too distraught that my productivity has tanked. I am feeling better and […]

20Feb

The Bean 357

Nothing like fresh proofs. Right now vol 2 is on the press. This means that it should be in my hands the first of march. I will probably make it available several days early for pre-orders. Also on another exciting note – Vol 1 is now available for tablets and readers. It is a pdf […]

23Feb

The Bean 358

Hi all- working hard. Vol 2 is off the press and they are sending me a copy tomorrow and so that means it will or should ship tomorrow afternoon to us. I am soooooo excited about getting the hard copy of the book. Also Vol 1 and Vol 2 is now available at the store […]

27Feb

The Bean 359

book 2 should arrive this week. i am excited. also i should have the newsletter out and working hard on book 3. keep creating trav

Hey gang – i will add more in a bit- i am trying to repair the store…. I have some really cool things to talk about – talk with you in a bit trav    

Sorry for the lack of silence this last weekend. I’ve had quite a bit of repair work to do to the shop. Yet it is done and the end result is a store system that is more friendly, better designed and very functional. If you posted an order in the old store- i still have […]

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 […]

29Mar

The Bean 368

WELL I AM OFF TO EMERALD CITY COMIC CON! It’s gonna be a fantastic weekend- even though i did a very costly boneheaded travel blunder and booked my flight for last weekend and not this weekend. It cost $1400 to rebook for my crew and I. A learning lesson for sure, one that was quite […]

I am heading home from one of the most incredible shows on the west coast. I had a blast and let me tell you the adventure was worth it. I would hope if you are ever up in seattle you need to check out the show, which happens in march. I’ll do a full write […]

It’s nice to get the drive back. I have felt that it has been a rough couple of months, yet eccc has really put me back on track. It feels nice. Refocused on Bean and almost all the books have been sent out for the kickstarter project. If you are interested i wrote a huge […]

12Apr

The Bean 372

(if the comic looks small, refresh your screen please) It’s really late- in fact in about 10 minutes this is going up anyways.There is a lot of cool stuff I am working on right now. I am very pleased with the current bean pages as well as this new project I am involved in. You […]

16Apr

The Bean 373

been a wild weekend- had a tooth pulled on friday. Still feeling the pain- so today is a short comment – Found a very awesome Review of the Bean as well on CBR by Greg Burgas. http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/04/15/review-time-with-the-bean-volumes-1-and-2/ Check it out:) it’s for the printed books. keep creating. trav

30Apr

The Bean 377

First off- i turned 41 on saturday. Kinda surreal. My sweetheart and the kids made the day really nice and yes I even took a day off. I still am overloaded with work- which is a good thing- so I will make this brief. We are coming up to the end of chapter 10 and […]

Ok – I am trying to get back into my groove- It’s amazing how much one’s health can slow things down. I had oral surgery a few weeks ago and have been having problems ever since. It’s been rough and has really destroyed my work ethic. last night was the worst. I went back today […]

Best day so far health wise- I have to go back tomorrow- I am not thrilled about that but I am trying to get my health back in gear.  Jaw is still tender and sore, but it is healing. Nothing like trauma to the jaw. The only issue is the last 3 weeks my work […]

10May

The Bean 380

380 – I looked at this today and said – wow- and then did a double wow as I prepped page 412. That’s a lot of pages and I still have a long ways to go. I do get frustrated though about the time thing. I wish I could draw this all day long, then […]

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