28Jan

The Bean 64

Sorry guys the color page would have been updated wed- but i was in a car accident on tuesday – which threw me completely off. I am fine- the car not so much- I find out tomorrow. Yet I still was able to get the page colored 🙂 Looking at closing in on chapter 2. […]

29Jan

The Bean 65

Nice seeing another color update. The dimension it adds is wonderful. I am really pleased about how it came out. This weekend I will be at the LA Festival of Books- if you are looking for something fun and free to do come on out and visit. It’s FREE to everyone. Well back to bean […]

30Jan

The Bean 66

Good morning- here is the next color page… Working hard on getting more pages done. trav-

31Jan

The Bean 67

I am excited as I get close to finishing off this section of the comic in color. This means I will have the first two chapters of the comic of the bean almost done. It has been a very long road, yet I know that the road, though rocky is worth it. So many people […]

Book 4 goes to print today- Wohoo…. It’s about time and I am excited about what is happening. Keep creating trav  

New color update today.  It has sure come a long way and I am really excited that the first two chapters are almost done. The bean books vs 1 and 4 are now being reprinted. I am excited about what is happening. Very excited. More updates coming trav  

Good morning – here is the next color page- I am also packing up for Denver Comic Con this weekend. Its gonna be a fantastic show and if you are in the area, come on by for free sketches, great conversation and some new books 🙂 We’re almost done with the new book (#4) It […]

Hi Guys Quick update on todays color page. I hope you enjoy it. Looking forward to finishing off this chapter and start prepping it as a book. Thanks again for all the support. Also this weekend I will be at the Phoenix Comicon. I am soo looking forward to it and if you are in […]

Good morning- As many of you have noticed that the Bean coloring project has increased. Not only am I coloring the books from the beginning, I am also coloring the Bean from this time forward. Every new update will be in color. The reason is the only way this book will survive and grow in […]

I really have enjoyed working on this section of the comic. The color has really help set the tone for the Forest of Dark Leaf. It is amazing how this project is fleshing out and how this story is looking. I am also enjoying seeing the comic move forward in color as well. I am […]

On my way to the Amazing las vegas comic con this weekend. I am looking forward to doing FREE Sketches all weekend long and enjoying the heat. I heard it is going to be a hot one. I wanted to thank everyone for the incredible support and look forward to seeing where the book goes. […]

Good morning- here is the next page of colors to enjoy. I am almost done with chapter 2. One more page to go. Keep creating- trav-

25Apr

The Bean 236

One of the most important things for a weekly cartoonist is that you have to continually push forward. Even when you are worn down and don’t want to. This is what makes cartoonist successful. The willingness to keep drawing pages even when you don’t want to. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do, […]

27Apr

The Bean 237

Well we have had quite an awesome chat in the blog about why webcomics fail. So if you want to jump into it, I would love to hear your thoughts. It’s not about the bean either it is about webcomics in general. There are some awesome opinions and thoughts there. Also remember, the bean is […]

29Apr

The Bean 238

Well yesterday was a fantastic day for turning 40:) Gave me a lot to think about as well and I am really looking forward to the future of the bean and where it is going to go. Thanks for all the love. Also remember you can get hard copies of the comics at the store […]

So who’s your favorite character? why? just  curious. Also the best way to read the bean is complete or in chunks. I understand that so if your feeling lost head on back a ways and start reading in groups. This is an epic… it is how i see it and I am not writing it […]

Things are just not getting any better for the Pers…. Ok since most of the people that read the comic read these posts and last time we did favorite characters – how about lets find the right actors to play the casts of bean. Yes we did this before a long while back.. but now […]

SOOOO SORRY HAD THE WRONG AUTO DATE – NEW PAGE UP Ok 10 pages left to ink for issue 8 -wo-wo! Now last update we started to cast the different characters of the series. We started with the collector. There were 7 great choices. I was very impressed. So when all the actors have been […]

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 […]

11May

The Bean 243

Trying really hard to get everything done for phoenix. My next newsletter will have that information. There is just a lot to do. I am also involved in several other commissions, so in the process of getting everything done, I am focusing on at least 3 pages a week. I am hoping to have issue […]

13May

The Bean 244

Short post today. Trying really hard to finish up on book 8 and had to redraw a page. I am really jazzed about everyone’s comments for the rest of our cast. I have really enjoyed it. So today Our casting call is for gort. He’s big and mean. So who do you think could play […]

16May

The Bean 245

Working pretty hard to finish getting everything ready for the phoenix show. My big post about the show will be latter this week. So I am sorry for my lack of hanging out. Yet I have really enjoyed all the voice selections.  Keep up the fantastic work. So lets push forward on our acting names. […]

18May

The Bean 246

Ok small casting break. Issue 8 news – today i should finish all the artwork for issue 8. I am really excited, in fact I knocked out 4 pages yesterday. Which means I will be starting the cover art, which I will post soon. Also a new print will be introduced on thursday. There’s been […]

20May

The Bean 247

great day – i  just finished talking at Riverside Community College’s Advanced Photoshop Department. Taught coloring, it was really cool. Enjoyed it. Ok back to work. More to come soon. trav

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 […]

Happy fourth of July- I must say that I happy for my freedoms, especially my freedom of religion, liberty and the pursuit to be happy. I am grateful for those men and women who sacrificed their lives so I could be here today. I am proud of my heritage. I know that there are others […]

Our kickstarter is in full gear now. Since making the initial goal I have set some stretch goals, which one will include the printing of a second book that will ship with book3. Your support makes this story possible and I appreciate that and know that you are the driving force behind my stories. So […]

12Jul

The Bean 398

We are pushing forward with our stretch goals. I need your help as well. Please share, tell your friends. If we meet the 10000 mark I can add more pages to the book itself. SAN DIEGO COMIC CON Comic con starts this week – actually today and for the next 4 days I will be […]

16Jul

The Bean 399

Hi guys – back from an incredible time at SDCC. I will post more and photos in the next day or so. Just a little tired keep Creating trav

19Jul

The Bean 400

Added a new update at our kickstarter project. Big artwork update there as well just click the graphic to go check it out. Plus we are moving towards our 10000 mark. That means 8 extra pages for everyone. Tell your friends. Ok on to other information and updates. I have 33 pages left to finish […]

23Jul

The Bean 401

Added a new update at our kickstarter project. Big artwork update there as well just click the graphic to go check it out. Plus we are moving towards our 10000 mark. That means 8 extra pages for everyone. Tell your friends. Ok now that that is out of the way I am also posting new […]

26Jul

The Bean 402

Added a new update at our kickstarter project. Big artwork update there as well just click the graphic to go check it out. Plus we are moving towards our 10000 mark. That means 8 extra pages for everyone. Tell your friends.

30Jul

The Bean 403

There is a cold reality to war… Hopefully our band of refugees will make it to the lower halls. We are moving towards our 10000 mark. That means 8 extra pages for everyone. If you want to get your books before anyone else and all the little goodies sign up.

Crested over the 9ooo mark on our kickstarter. 236 people are getting their books before we release them to the masses as of right now. There are 29 days left and if you want in – head on over to our kickstarter project. Also I have been posting more art in the imagination series- I […]

22Aug

The Bean 513

Hello-  we should have things back to normal- as for what normal is i am not sure. The slugs are off… but i checked and the sequence is correct. So it goes in order. This page hits kinda home for me. In more ways then one. I never realized I would be in a similar […]

26Aug

The Bean 514

Still struggling with a couple of comments not moving over to their correct pages- haven’t figured that yet. Other than that- we keep trudging along. Mind you this a rough… so there are grammar errors and spelling errors at times. When the books go to print this is all corrected

Everything should be fixed now. If you have a problem please let me know so we can fix it. Also let me know what browser it is on as well.  Yet the site has been scrubbed clean:)  

This has been a fun section to work on for me. It’s allowing me to look at the story more as a story than that of just a boy on a quest. We fixed the glitch-Sorry if you got redirected. Things are all clean on our end now- if you have any problems let me […]

10Oct

The Bean 527

Good morning – if you haven’t noticed yet- there have been some major changes here at Bean Leaf Press. Changes for the good. It has been a wild ride, all due to a hacker. Yet it has resulted in a more secure site with all my blogs, art pieces, and comics in one spot. Also […]

17Oct

The Bean 529

I do hope you are enjoying the new site. Still tweaking (not twerking) things here, but I am much happier. Also I hope you go to the home page. There is a ton of new art, new blogs, and some exciting news. Just trying to make things fun for everyone. Keep creating trav  

24Oct

The Bean 531

I can’t believe we are over 530 pages. Pretty awesome. Also we are still working out bugs and other issues – plus looking at ways to enhance the site even more. Your suggestions are much appreciated. Also I have several NEW shop talks up about comics, facebook and establishing yourself as an artist. You can […]

28Oct

The Bean 532

Good morning my young adventurers.  Just wanted to let everyone know that we are working hard on tweaking things here on the site. Including putting a button near the top of the page for all the fans of the comic.  I hope you also notice I am adding more shop talks and updating the old […]

  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 […]

14Apr

The Bean 579

My friends- thank you for your understanding about bean going once a week for several months as I continue to provide for my family (speaking of which anyone interested in a private commission – I am open) Yet I also want to share that my kickstarter has only 7 days left and if you want […]

11May

The Bean 635

Good morning- I hope the day finds you well and the adventure exciting. Well we are back in the underground and the story is moving into a direction that I am really excited about. Also a lot of work is happening on the Kickstarter- Rewards are being drawn and the trading cards are going to […]

25May

The Bean 637

Today’s update-  – well since i am coloring the comic from here on out- i need to start to going backwards as well to make sure this new chapter is in full color. It is a little bit of work – but in the end it is sooooo worth it. I’ll be updating these pages […]

Good afternoon- First off I bet you notice something different…. Well I would like to talk about the direction of the Bean, and one of the hardest choices I have ever had to face about my comic. I got back from 2 Huge comic shows in a 10 day period. I am little tired, but […]

See – i am not lying… it was not an april fools joke… Bean is really going to color. Right now I am coloring from both ends of the story:) Which is going to take a lot of work. Yet at the end of the day it will be worth it. In fact because of […]

15Jun

The Bean 640

I want to thank everyone for all the kind comments, your support reminds me that there are very good people out there- I have had a lot on my mind since the car was stolen last night and a lot to ponder about. A few main thoughts have gone through my head over and over […]

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