21Jun

The Bean 392

So I had written this really awesome post here the other day. I mean it was inspiring and deep. I was excited that I was ahead of the game as well… Then I woke up this morning and realized … “hey were is it”. I thought I had saved it, but I guess I did […]

31Dec

The Bean 447

Happy New Year. I hope you enjoy the updates- Make your goals your adventures. Let them become a quest and every quest needs a good map. So just dont write out your goal, map it out and then follow the path to the x. Watch for traps and pitfalls, look for the clues to make […]

Webcomic artists- a little shop talk – If you are telling an epic story with your webcomic, don’t be afraid of backgrounds and environments. Seriously, make your world stand out. If you cannot draw backgrounds, rooms, places etc… I would suggest you start to figure out how. You limit your ability to tell a story […]

10Jan

The Bean 449

Settling into the new year. Book 4 is in full swing- and I mean full swing. I am averaging about a page a night. Got a strong goal to get this done by oct of next year. The goal is 20 pages a month. This includes new prints, some new website redesign, and some other […]

14Jan

The Bean 450

Today is update 450. Can you believe that? 450 comic updates. I am very happy with that. Here’s to 450 more updates and then some. Thanks for helping make this possible. trav  

17Jan

The Bean 451

No matter how many times you edit you always miss something. It’s one word. It is also one of the few times that people will comment on the blog to show me i missed something. 🙂 Ok I know – it will be corrected in the 2nd printing. Not much I can do now, but […]

24Jan

The Bean 453

Just wanted to encourage you to stop by the shop and check out all my other prints and books. Thanks again for all the support that you have given me to keep the bean going. Keep creating. Trav  

28Jan

The Bean 454

Keep creating my friends. I have all sorts of new art and adventures that I am working on. Bean updates are strong as well. I am well into the 4th book, finishing off the first chapter. It’s been a very wild ride. I am really excited to what is happening in the story right now. […]

31Jan

The Bean 455

So how is everyone doing today? I hope well…. me- just working – posting new art (you can see on the homepage) trav

21Mar

The Bean 469

Kickstarter update: We are about to break the 1st Stretch Goal. I am really excited about this, I have designed a very special gift just for those that support my project. When we hit the stretch goal I have a print that will be made special for ALL reward tiers.  This print will not be […]

25Mar

The Bean 470

Kickstarter Update: Here’s the finished cover and also the FREE Print that will come with the book. You must be a backer of the Art book to get the Free Print. I am not putting some of these stretch goal pieces up for sale to the general public. If you want to join in just […]

28Mar

The Bean 471

Kickstarter Update: Time is running down on the Artbook – In fact in less than 25 days the funding will complete and than we jump on finishing this incredible adventure. The way it looks, we will prob be able to do the coloring book as well. I am sure hope so. Wondercon 2013:  WONDERCON Wondercon […]

Hi all, Just finished wondercon last night and realized that i had forgotten to put a small note here. As my fans know the page updates automatically, but I do like to personalize. This evening I will be posting my wondercon adventure as well as all the other cool things that have been going on. […]

Hello my fellow adventurers- Ok with just 2 weeks left- we are almost at our 2nd stretch goal, which is a COLORING BOOK! I am really excited about this coloring book. In fact I am looking forward to finishing this book off. The coloring book will be for every tier over $45 dollars. So if […]

Good day- I am in full artbook production right now- So as you can see I have been a little scarce. 🙂 Well let’s have some fun as we wait for the next update- If Bean were to be a movie, who would you cast. Actors can be living or dead…. sort of an ideal […]

10Jun

The Bean 492

Well let’s have some fun as we wait for the next update- If Bean were to be a movie, who would you cast. Actors can be living or dead…. sort of an ideal cast and realistic cast…. Bean…. This is a hard one- I would want bean to be both young and yet he has […]

Good Morning (unless you are reading this in the evening than good evening) So as you can see there have been a few changes to the site. I would say you can expect a few more as well. I just upgraded everything and now I am working on refining, cleaning and finishing things off. One […]

Why hello- First of Happy fourth! New update today – as well as a bunch of other cool changes to the site. First off I have a complete who’s who’s guide for the comic here https://www.beanleafpress.com/?comic=the-people-of-the-broken-moon-cast-page . Also if you notice on the side there are faces of who’s in todays update. You can see […]

Today is the 500th update of the BEAN. Can you believe it- 500 pages. I am really excited about it- It’s a celebration moment and a milestone. Also, if you have not noticed, I have a complete who’s who’s guide for the comic here https://www.beanleafpress.com/?comic=the-people-of-the-broken-moon-cast-page . Just look on the side and you will see […]

11Jul

The Bean 501

Time for a big reveal and a big reveal it is…. Grenels are not what they seem to be. Well back to SDCC Prep and on a side note, the art book starts the printing press. Really excited about it. keep creating trav  

15Jul

The Bean 502

  As you can tell its SDCC week. This is a busy week for me, so I will try to be around when I can. Yet if you are going to SDCC than come on by and hang out with us for a bit. Get a FREE Sketch and dress up. Keep Creating trav

14Aug

The Bean 511

I apologize right off the bat, if you posted a comment in the last ten episodes it might not be there. This is do to an small technical issue on importing that I hope to have fixed.  I feel really bad, but i think there should be no problems from now on. tra

19Aug

The Bean 512

Today we updated page 512 of my comic. What an accomplishment and still many more pages to go. So to celebrate here’s a special deal for those looking at picking up hard copies of my comic book series. Until August 30th, if you type in the code: SpecialBookdealVictoria you’ll get 15% off all Bean Comics […]

31Oct

The Bean 533

  Good morning my young adventurers… A lot of fantastic things are happening. This weekend I will be at the Tucson Comic Con – if you are in the area come one by for some free sketches.  Also I have 11 pages left of my new story which I will sharing soon. It’s about bears, […]

Good morning my young adventurers… I will be posting more about my Tucson adventure in it’s own post. Since i am traveling at the moment and I am not around my machince. If you want to read about my adventure- check out my blog postings on the home page. Keep Creating trav

Hi Guys – back from a fantastic show in Tucson. Had a blast. Now working on several projects, including the coloring of several KS rewards, should take about 2 weeks to finish.  Also Setting up my show schedule for next year. Gonna have some fun. Also check out the new shop talks on the home […]

11Nov

The Bean 536

  So much good stuff happening. Some very cools things coming down the pipeline for the bean as well as for my art in general. Also have a good veterans day. Especially those that have the day off to remember the sacrifices those men and woman did so people could enjoy freedoms that are taken […]

21Nov

The Bean 539

Greetings Adventurers. Been a busy week which is good. Planning for my last show of the year. The Long Beach Comic Con. Should be a good time this weekend. If you are in the area come on by and hang out. Get a free sketch. Also posted a few new shop-talks on the home page. […]

27Jan

The Bean 558

Just got back from the amazing comic con in phoenix- had a nice time though i lost my voice sat at 10 am. Not good when you are expected to talk at a convention. I will be posting my write up soon of the show. 🙂 keep creating

My heart is a little sad. As an artist and you get to do work for families, you get to know them a little more intimately, especially when they have kids. I love drawing for kids and families. Tonight i found out that one of these connections is passing on… it hurts. The child is […]

First off completely blown away from the review by I09.com. That was way cool. I am happy and the response has been incredible. I don’t even know where to be begin, so I will begin with a thank you. If you haven’t noticed 561 pages is a lot to read:). One of the drawbacks from […]

10Feb

The Bean 562

Saw the lego movie this weekend- all i can say was fantastic. It captured the way kids play as well as not dumbing it down. Loved it though i will say if they a made a movie just about batman- i would be all over it. Well worth watching. trav-

17Mar

The Bean 572

Getting close to the Emerald City Comic Con. Looking forward to heading up there this year. It’s a nice show to start the con season with. Also we are getting closer to the first stretch goal for my new book.  Keep creating, trav.  

21Apr

The Bean 580

hi all – just back from wondercon- it was a good show- more on that later… once i get settled in- Right now its the last day (meaning monday and part of tuesday  if you want to be a part of my new book- Tanner Jones and the Quest for the Monkey Stone.  Just click […]

28Apr

The Bean 581

Today I turn 43. A little older, a little wiser and a little more thoughtful. A big shout out to my family and friends that keep me focused and constantly moving forward. Thank you trav

23Jun

The Bean 589

Well after 15 years of being an art director I found out last monday that I am now unemployed. Grateful for the opportunity I had to help build that company from 11 employees to where it is today. I will surely miss working with them.Now there is a another door for me to go through… […]

30Jun

The Bean 590

Well hello, and what an incredible week it has been as I find my direction and follow the dream. As you can see I have joined Patreon and if you want to help support the coloring of the Bean comic, please do so. Patreon makes it easier for me to color and tell the story […]

I am amazed that we are hitting the 600 mark. It is really exciting. Also a big thanks to all those that supporting the Coloring of the Bean through the Patreon Campaign. I am working on the next two pages and there will be spoiler art posted and news posted in the Patreon secret blog. […]

14Jul

The Bean 592

So close to 600- wow and then we continue on. Also there will be color updates this week as well. I love how color makes the Bean’s world so much richer. Also thank you to those new patreon donors. You are making the coloring of the Bean possible. If you want to join in and […]

21Jul

The Bean 593

This is the big week- SDCC- There is a lot going on and I will be a little scarce, but updates both in color and b/w will still happen.  If you happen to be there- stop by the booth and get a free sketch. Also keep creating trav  

I am so loving this section. Might have found one of my new favorite characters. I hope you are enjoying my adventure- And thank you to everyone that are helping with funding the coloring the bean. So if you want to read the bean in color- just click the beginning Keep creating trav  

11Aug

The Bean 596

Can you believe it- just 4 updates away from comic 600. All I can say is wow…. Just wow and what a ride and I am still going strong. This has been fun and the story is getting so much deeper and what is most important is I am having so much fun creating it. […]

17Aug

The Bean 597

3 shy of 600 can you believe it and the plot thickens… well not really it’s just stirred a little. One of the things is that I like to craft a story. Take my time. I know it gets hard waiting for weekly updates – though I update three times a week- two of those […]

25Aug

The Bean 598

Today I am now 2 shy of 600 pages of the comic update. 2 shy, what an adventure so far… and at the moment, though I know there is still much more of the tale to tell, I am feeling very very accomplished. Also to read the story in color just follow the graphic. What […]

  Hello my friends this is a show week. Yup we are heading off to the Salt Lake Comic Con. If you want to follow me you can follow me on instagram and fb. I will be posting tons of pics of my adventures. Looking forward to a incredible time with a lot of great […]

15Sep

The Bean 601

Well I almost missed today’s update. I took my daughter this weekend up to college with my wife. It was surreal and kind of a hard experience for me. Yet I am so proud of her on what she has accomplished. I look forward to seeing her in a couple of months. It will just […]

22Sep

The Bean 602

The adventure moves on – this is a big week for us as well. There are a lot of projects going on – including an adventure at the long beach comic con this weekend- where I will be a guest at. So if you are in the area this weekend come on by for some […]

29Sep

The Bean 603

Well, we are back from the Long Beach Comic Con. Had a great time, and I will be posting more about that in the next day or two. Plus a really big announcement in the next few days. Keep creating trav  

13Oct

The Bean 605

Good morning – Last thursday we launched our survey’s for everyone who backed my story Tanner Jones and the Quest for the Monkey Stone. I am really excited about this part of the project. It means that I will be able to launch book 4 of bean soon… very soon. (jan) Also if you missed […]

20Oct

The Bean 606

Time is running out to pre-order and get your book with the rest of the kickstarters- I will though have the book on my site very very soon. Thanks again for all the incredible support and keep creating. trav  

Sorry – my laptop connected to my old scanner went down and i have to get things fixed. So I am a little occupied at the moment and should have things back to normal by the end of the week (just as I leave for tucson). Keep creating trav  

17Nov

The Bean 610

I’m excited… really excited – I just love where the story is at right now and where it is going. I am also prepping the Chapters 13-16 for Book 4. This Kickstarter will start in January. I am really jazzed about this, because book 4 has been a long time coming. I understand that there […]

14Dec

The Bean 614

Just got back from Phoenix Fan Fest so I am decompressing for a bit. I will have a review up shortly. Keep creating and keep dreaming big. trav

29Dec

The Bean 616

20 years ago today – One gorgeous lady said she was willing to spend eternity with me. What an incredible adventure it has been. Literally through thick and thin. We have struggled, cried, laughed, dreamed and hoped together. It has been one of the most incredible rides I have ever been on and I am […]

19Jan

The Bean 619

Good morning. I am working hard on finishing up the kickstarter for book 4- I have a video to finish which I will be working on this week as well as edits, clean up and all other sorts creative goodness. I should be launching soon- very very soon. If you want a preview of the […]

HI ALL! Well I launched the Kickstarter on Thursday of last week and in 12 hours we hit out initial goal. I am totally floored about the response so far on book 4. I am really excited about what is happening and where things are going. I was not expecting to hit the goal so […]

17Aug

The Bean 649

This weeks update throws us deeper into the world of Culver’s Gulch.  So curious on people’s feelings about the color work at the moment. It’s been about a month since we changed the comic from b/w to color. The transition has involved more work but I feel that it has really added to the story. […]

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