26Nov

The Bean 2

As many of you know I am working on coloring the bean. I am loving it. I am working patreon campaign to help fund this huge endeaver and if you want to know more about it- keep your eyes posted. Also if you want another way to help support the bean, please go to the […]

27Nov

The Bean 3

  Here is the next page of the bean in color. It is a labor of love and a slow process, but as more and more people join our patreon campaign that allows me to be able to dedicate more time. For only a $1 update you can also become a patron of the arts. […]

28Nov

The Bean 4

Good morning- I am moving forward with coloring the Bean. I am very excited about this new adventure for me and would love to have you come along for the ride. If you have noticed for only a $1 per color update (only 2 a week) you can help me add color to the Bean. […]

2Dec

The Bean 8

Todays Color update is brought to you by the good patrons of Patreon. They are helping making bean come to life in full color. Thank you. trav-  

3Dec

The Bean 9

  Hello my friends. I hope that you are having an incredible day, full of adventure and good times. Today we update. It is so nice to see the comic in color and I sure appreciate all the help in making it so. I hope you can see the visual difference and the power that […]

22Dec

The Bean 28

As I sit here and start my day. A day with a fun update I realized that I need to make a few changes on the site to make things a little more exciting for people and show people what is happening. Not many people and big fans of the story realize that the story […]

24Dec

The Bean 29

I get a lot of questions on why I do not update more of the story quicker.  Well I am trying. This project is not an easy project, especially one that I share for free. Plus the only way at the moment to gain momentum for the book and story to grow is to color […]

25Dec

The Bean 30

Good Morning – what an incredible day- I am glad to be home and I am glad to be back behind my table working on the bean and several other projects I am involved in. I hope you are enjoying the color updates. It has been nice, seeing how this project is coming about. I […]

27Dec

The Bean 32

Good morning- big things are happening,  all over the place. It has been an incredible adventure and I cannot believe some of the things going on. Wow.  I am looking forward to sharing some of the great news. Here’s the next color page. I am working very hard on getting the next 38 pages out […]

28Dec

The Bean 33

Good morning- here is today’s update. We are almost done with the first chapter. It is pretty exciting. Plus I should have some new things to show really soon. Also time is running out to pre-order a Tanner Jones book and get it shipped out at the tail end of the kickstarter rewards. Means though […]

29Dec

The Bean 34

Hi my dear friends and supporters. Here is today’s color update. I cannot believe that we are 3 pages shy of finishing Chapter 1 of the first book in color. I am setting up chapter 2 color modes as well. Plus I am still working on chapter 16 of the b/w comic. I am trying […]

30Dec

The Bean 35

Good morning- Today’s color update features the wrath and anger of Ogre. I personally would not want to be on the receiving end myself. Production is moving along briskly. I am preparing also for tucson and signed and drew in 500 Tanner Jones Adventure Books. So I am keeping busy and upbeat about where this […]

31Dec

The Bean 36

This update was supposed to happen yesterday, but my world has been a little chaotic. My laptop crashed on monday and I have had to spend some time in trying to recover data and still finish off some big projects that need to get done. I apologize for the late delay. trav-

In the midst of shipping kickstarter rewards and trying to keep sane. The color update is a day late. But I will be back on track next week. This is a FREE Patreon color update as well. I have really appreciated the support that people have given me and I am looking forward into jumping […]

Well chapter 1 is finished and boy does it look good. Colors have begun on chapter 2. This is turning out amazing. Thank you for your help and your encouragement. Also most of the kickstarter rewards are going out today and tomorrow. Books are shipping 🙂 Well back to the artistic grind. trav-

16Jan

The Bean 52

One of my favorite scenes and boy do I love how the color came out. This just makes me feel good, especially as I realize that I am almost halfway through book 2 on the colors. Very very exciting. Book 4 is almost done as well. This is a major accomplishment this year and a […]

17Jan

The Bean 53

        Today’s update. Another page colored and some series production work on my newest kickstarter which is vol 4 of this series. I am combining chapters 13, 14, 15, 16 together. If you want a sneak peak and the kick and all the goodies just click the big graphic and it will […]

18Jan

The Bean 54

I really love how today’s color update came out. It has a lot more emotion now and I think it adds a lot to the mood and the piece. I am working on the kickstarter as well for book 4. I am almost ready to finish it off. Keep creating trav  

19Jan

The Bean 55

Good morning- Here is the next color page completed. I love how this scene came out. It’s feel and direction. Things are moving along well. There is a lot going on all that is good and I look forward to finishing up chapter 2 in several weeks. The kickstarter is almost ready for book 4 […]

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 […]

10Feb

The Bean 77

Hi all – here is the new color update of the original pages. Working hard on pushing this forward. Also we just hit our first goal on Patreon which is really exciting. This means those that are patreons will be getting something special at the end of the month. I am also giving away a […]

11Feb

The Bean 78

This scene has always been one of my favorites. Gort is such a jerk. One of the things that coloring the comic has shown is time. Time within in the comic and how the environment effects the setting and emotional welfare of the characters. I like that you can now see that impact. To feel […]

12Feb

The Bean 79

Hi all. Here is todays color update a day early- because i have some traveling to do. I hope you enjoy. trav  

13Feb

The Bean 80

Well good morning- Our coloring adventure continues. 🙂 I am also posting this months original copic piece to give away tomorrow on the patreon account. Thank you again for all your support. trav  

14Feb

The Bean 81

80 pages into the story are colored. Wow- It’s amazing how this is going. As I go back and actually read the story in color, it is a much different story. I did not expect it to change that much. I love how much more alive my world is and how the moods are changing […]

11Mar

The Bean 96

Good morning- working hard on getting everything color- I wish it could be quicker, but I am only one guy and so I apologize for having only two updates a week- one old – one new. I know it makes for the story seem to take forever. I will keep moving forward- promise- and once […]

15Mar

The Bean 97

This is one of my favorite moments of the comic. It allows Groggle to kinda of shine. More art to come. trav

22Mar

The Bean 99

The saga continues … and bean colors just make it better and better. 🙂 trav

25Mar

The Bean 100

100 pages of the beginning colored today. That is a major accomplishment at the moment. I am really happy about how it’s coming out. It looks like a real comic now.  Getting ready for a couple of shows and some other cool cool projects that i can’t talk about just yet… Also working on more […]

29Mar

The Bean 101

Todays new page is up and ready to go. – i hope you continue to enjoy the adventure. I also just launched my newest kickstarter. It’s not a book – it’s a game- a card game based on the game of war. I hope you enjoy it. trav  

It is nice to be done with shows for a few weeks. Feeling really good about getting back into these early pages, especially since we are closing in on the end of the next chapter of the bean. Thank you again for your support. If you want to come check out my kickstarter – just […]

31Jan

The Bean 200

Wow! 200 pages…. that blows me away…. I cannot believe we have gone this far and there is so much more to show…. well enough idle chatter on my part , back to work…. Onto the next 200 trav

well i am working on two new pieces not related o the bean- I will post some more on those soon. I am also finishing the edits on book 7 I would like it to go press on monday. We will say. I also have the first 5 pages to 8 penciled – it is […]

Last night I hung out at the Riverside Artwalk. Very cool experience, I was able to showcase my prints rather than my books and had a fantastic time doing so. Now back to work I guess:) I am prepping for the emerald city comic con in march. So if you are in the area- I […]

well this is the week that Bean 7 goes to print. I am a little nervous and excited. I am also a 4th of the way done with Book 8. The pencils are looking good. There is a lot going on as well. I am prepping for Emerald con in washington and also for Wondercon […]

you know- boy have I felt like this. Loads of tasks to complete and no love for the effort. It made drawing this scene rather easy. Especially when the frustration runs high and the jobs keep piling up.  It is amazing how inspiration can come from ordinary task and trials that we face on a […]

Time for the next update. First off a big thanks to all those that have pledged so far on the kickstarter  project.  We are 65% funded and I appreciate all the support so far. Keep up the great work and continue to help us make our goal. The next book is also moving along fantastically. […]

12Aug

The Bean 283

WE ARE 75% FUNDED. I am so amazed by the support. The kickstarter project needs about $1300 to meet the goal. Anything else that comes in after that will go to Vol 2. If you want to help support the project just go here Bean Vol 1 Kickstarter project. I will be posting more later. […]

14Aug

The Bean 284

There is a lot going on – we have less than $900 to go and are 82% funded on the kickstarter project. Everything that goes over will go to the printing of vol 2- I will post more on that later. I am truly humbled by the power of kickstarter and how it allows artists […]

16Aug

The Bean 285

Today’s update. Well all heck is about break loose at the inn, yet even in the roughest of moments, one needs a drink:) Kickstarter update :89% funded Funding is at 90%. We are a about $450 shy of raising the $5000 grand for the graphic novel. I cannot believe how fast this happening. We have […]

18Aug

The Bean 286

We made the $5000 goal yesterday! I very grateful for all  the support. If you want to see the whole post just look below. Well I need to get back to work. trav

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 […]

25Sep

The Bean 302

I am feeling a lot better, still stuffed though-  thank you for the well wishes – though I have a feeling I am going to have to have a tooth pulled, but oh well, it happens. I also apologize that I have remained silent, I have read all the comments, but I just do not […]

27Sep

The Bean 303

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP! WE RAISED OVER $8000 TO FUND THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! I am so amazed on how much overwhelming support has been  on “the Bean”. Thank you again for making the dream possible. -now back to the story- Also now would the time to go back and read through and see […]

10Oct

The Bean 308

a lot going on today. The Bean Vol 1 is actually going to press today so my mind is all over the place. I have though really enjoyed the comments and thoughts. Thanks guys for all the support so far. Trav

17Oct

The Bean 311

The books are at the printer and they being printed right now as I speak. Really excited. Also I knocked off 3 pages in the last few days. It’s been a very busy weekend and I am now a little worn out. Keep creating! trav      

19Oct

The Bean 312

I really should write these in the morning…. my brain is so fried at night, but the pen ventures on… keep creating trav  

21Oct

The Bean 313

UPDATE: Tales of the Broken Moon wiki- I am currently opening up a wiki dedicated to the bean. It is quite bare- and if there are some of you that would like to help out – that would be awesome. I think it will replace the world section of the site. Any thoughts? You can […]

24Oct

The Bean 314

This week the books should be completed on monday or tuesday and then ship. I am really excited about this.  It so cool to see everything finally come together. trav

26Oct

The Bean 315

Before we go further, I just wanted to say that these have been some of the hardest pages for me to illustrate. I would hope you would take a moment to go back and reread the sacking all the way to this point and you will start see things that an update every other day […]

28Oct

The Bean 316

Well I am halfway though the new pages of the next chapter. I like it’s direction and feel and I am happy with how it looks. Also I am prepping for my next show, which will be the Tucson Comic Con. First time there and I will be one of the guest. Gonna be doing […]

31Oct

The Bean 317

Book update- The book is being bound today. I am pretty excited about that. There was a a minor bump in the road but the printer fixed it and I will be using them again. I will have books for the Tucson Con and then the rest come next week and then I start the […]

16Dec

The Bean 337

Just finished off several commissions and i have a few more- i will be posting those sometime today. Its just been a really busy season. Also please help our Kickstarter project for vol 2-  we broke the $3000 mark and have only $1800 to go- We could use all the help we can get. Plus […]

19Dec

The Bean 338

Working on the cover to vol 2, I am really excited about how it is coming. I’ll prob start inks later this week and the back cover art. REMINDER Starting January 1st my update schedule will change to twice a week for a few months. I am so sorry – it’s just the only way […]

21Dec

The Bean 339

Here are the inks for the cover of vol 2. I will be posting the back art on friday. This has been pretty exciting, we have about $800 to go on the kickstarter and I am finishing up most of the commissions this week and then I’ll finish the layout on the next chapter of […]

23Dec

The Bean 340

Well time for the cover to vol 2. Pretty cool. here it is…. It really captures the full essence of the next 4 books. I will be posting the back art hopefully next week. Other great news, we have about $450 to go on the kickstarter and I am finishing up most of the commissions […]

28Dec

The Bean 342

What a fantastic way to end the year. The holidays have been wonderful this year and I am really happy with were the bean has gone this year. Funding the first bean graphic novel- now funding the second one has been …. well… amazing. Bean vol 2 funded the other day. There are 8 days […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

19Nov

The Bean 435

Back to the underground we go. As with this being thanksgiving i will be in and out. Though i am working on penciling the next few pages of book 4- lots of fun. keep creating trav

26Nov

The Bean 437

Also I will be around more often. I have a lot of cool things going on. I should be getting book 3 also this week. Which means I will be doing a lot of signing and sketching. Keep creating. trav  

11Apr

The Bean 475

Hello – I hope all is well.It is nice to be back in the underground:) The kickstarter is in it’s final 11 days. If you want to get a very special art book by me- you will need to go here TRAVS KICKSTARTER Remember to keep creating trav

15Apr

The Bean 476

Hi guys- just a quick heads up – there is only a week left to help back the art book- If you want to be part of it you need to go here… Keep creating = trav

18Apr

The Bean 477

Just click the image:) yup 4 days left and we are done with the funding aspect of my kickstarter project. We are also soooooo close to the coloring book stretch goal. Thanks again for all the help. …. and if you want to be part of this just click the images. Here is also the […]

22Apr

The Bean 478

We just funded – thanks for all the love, the support and the incredible adventure – thank you Keep creating trav

25Apr

The Bean 479

Good morning- my adventurers. Back to the world of the Bean, Art and other adventures now that my kickstarter is over. What an incredible experience and to all those that were part of it. Thank you. I am also happy to see people are reading the bean. There are times that no one says anything […]

Good morning my adventurers- I am sorry I have been quiet these last 2 weeks- there has been a lot going on. Some big news for the bean and also production notes for the artbook as well. First Bean- I’ve gone completely digital for the bean. Pencils, inks everything. Best thing I ever did and […]

Welcome back my fellow residents of the forest of darkleaf. Glad to see you around- I hope you notice that I am adding a daily sketch as well. These sketches are all over the map. Some will be from bean- others will be just sketches of ideas and practicing. I will update one – every […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good morning, I hope everyone’s holiday was peaceful and full of warmth and gratitude. I am currently working on finishing the art to book 4. I am almost done with it and I am looking forward to finally launching the kickstarter for this book. I am really excited about how it has progressed. Both in […]

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 […]

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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