The Bean 1

Welcome to the world of the Bean. BIG UPDATE! Bean is going to color- 1 page at a time…. Since I am now working for myself, I am going to go back and start coloring Bean. The reason is as a b/w comic I am finding my possibilities to really share the bean very limited. […]


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 […]


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. […]


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. […]


The Bean 5

Here as promised is today’s full color update. It is sooo much more sound in color in my opinion and I look forward to catching up to the current 591 page 🙂 but that is ok- We will day. Your contributions through patreon are helping. Thank you. If you want to help you can donate […]


The Bean 6

NEW color update today. I am pretty excited about the direction of the color- and as we work through I am truly humbled by those that are supporting this comic through patreon to make it a reality. I love how it is coming out and I think it is really adding a whole new dimension […]


The Bean 7

Next color page is up and looking good. There is so much more depth to the comic with these pages. I am really pleased with the direction and the feel and look forward to keeping the pages going. Thanks again for all the help – the support and the love. Keep creating trav


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-  


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 […]

Wow, just got back from SDCC and I am still recovering. Yet I am working hard on the color updates. So much good stuff. Things continue to go well on the home front and look for the next color update on thursday. The SDCC report will be coming soon. trav  

One of the cool things about going back and coloring all the black and white comics of the bean, is that I get to use color to enhance and change moods. I love how this page turned out, especially as we hear a glimpse of the story of bean’s father. I felt the reds really […]

Plugging away on the color pages. Color sure makes the story so much stronger. Thanks again for all your support, we sure appreciate it. It’s you that makes all of this possible. trav

Good Morning- Love this page so much more in color. I’m really excited about this adventure and it’s direction. Especially in color- I am also very grateful for the support so far in making the color possible. The more we have involved the more time it will free up for me to devote solely to […]

Good Morning my friends – Here is today’s color update. I hope you are enjoying it. trav

Good morning- There is sooo much good going on. First off we are getting close to finishing the art of book 4 – than it goes into edits. I have started scripting book 5 and I the color pages for the whole story are progressing wonderfully.  Also I am prepping for a new show this […]


The Bean 16

08.18.2014 -Welcome to today’s color update. This is so exciting, because now you get to see my world outside of the inn in the color. What a great day today. Also I am prepping for Salt Lake City Comic Con. Which is in a few weeks. So if you are up in the area and […]


The Bean 17

Good morning and welcome to today’s color update. I do hope you enjoy it. If you want to read the comic the way it was meant to be… than just scroll down and click read bean from the beginning. I do hope you can really see how much more color adds to the story. Also […]


The Bean 18

One of the things that I have enjoyed about updating the bean in color is that it has allowed me tackle the sky with a more softer feel. It has also let me make the backgrounds have a lot more depth to them. For example in this page. You can really see the forest disappear […]


The Bean 19

Good morning- another color update and the last one of the month. This coloring adventure is moving along quite smoothly. Very pleased with how things are turning out. I do hope you are feeling the same. Now back to show prep for next week. Keep creating trav-


The Bean 20

Good morning- there is a lot going on this week as we leave for the Salt Lake City Comic Con. So I will be scarce, yet I will have updates – that is my goal. I am constantly moving forward. There is a lot of exciting things going as well. I am amazed on where […]


The Bean 21

Hi guys as promised here is my patreon color update. One of the cool things about color is the ability to add mood to a scene in a way that it was not there before. Well back to the salt lake comic con. I will have more to update next week – promise. Keep Creating […]


The Bean 22

Good Morning – it is so nice to be back at home and working on the projects and pieces that I love to do. I had a good time up at the Salt Lake City Comic Con, which you can hear all about in my review. Right now I am pushing forward with the colors […]


The Bean 23

Today is the day I take my oldest little girl to college. It’s gonna be a drive. I am sooooo proud of her and her accomplishments.  Yet, I also feel a loss inside. What an incredible opportunity she has to do something that I never did. She earned every bit of it. I am proud […]


The Bean 24

Good Morning- we have updated 24 pages today – with the help of those participating in patreon. It has been amazing how this program has begun the process of making this dream a reality. I am humbled by the kindness and motivated by the support of my patrons. You are what make this a reality. […]


The Bean 25

Good morning- I hope you enjoy todays update- I am a little under the weather at the moment- but I am pushing through it. More art and colors to come- Keep creating and thank you trav


The Bean 26

Today’s color update. I love how this page came out- So different than I originally planned it to be. Love it. Thank you so much for your help and I all I ask if you would tell others about the patreon I appreciate it. It is truly helping making the bean work. trav    


The Bean 27

Good morning. What an incredible adventure this is turning out to be. I am so glad you are along for the ride. I have never expected to see this comic in color and watching it unfold has been incredible. We still are plugging away at the color pages. I am curious though what people think […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Bean 31

Good morning – Yesterday 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 the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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-

Good morning- Back from the Tucson Comic Con- it was a blast. I really enjoyed the show and now I can finally get back into the groove of work, bean and everything else I am working on. Thank you for your incredible support. You guys are incredible. Keep creating trav

Today’s update on the color is a milestone. 40 pages and I am in the underground. What is awesome is that you will be able to see my vision of what I have always felt the colors of the underground needed to be. Also I am starting to prep the kickstarter for book 4 of […]

  It is amazing how things happen and come together. Just watching this story flow and build itself up just blows me away. I am really happy with how the colors and feel of the story. I hope you are enjoying the colors and feels. Thanks again for everything. trav

This is one of my favorite pages. I just love how the colors came out and the feel of the whole room. The collector is truly one of my favorite characters. I am also working diligently on finishing off book 4. I am sooo looking forward to seeing this kickstarter happen in January. Book 4 […]

Good morning- I know that a lot of people at the moment do not see these new color updates. I am working on figuring out how to change that. I can always start the color pages as a new comic – so it hits their RSS Feed. Just thinking of ways to improve this process […]

Good morning my dear friends- I hope the holidays are treating you well and that you are taking a moment to enjoy each others company. Sorry for no thursday color update- It was Thanksgiving and I actually took the day off:) It was a very nice adventure. Well here is today’s color update. Thank you […]

Good morning- Here is today’s color update. Thinking of moving all the color pages to it’s own little spot so it will pop up in people’s rss feed. Any thoughts? Keep creating trav  


The Bean 46

Keep creating. Too often we give up on the dream. I would hope that you would not and continue to push forward, keep looking for new possibilities, new options, and hope.  What ever the dream might be, it needs to be followed and believed in. This has been a very long ongoing dream of mine. […]


The Bean 47

Updates are always hard during the week of shows. That is just how it is, because a lot of the time is spent working on show prep and such. I am still updating though and that is important. Thank you again for your support, and your believing in this great project. Keep creating. trav  


The Bean 48

I decided since I have missed a couple of days here and there in this holiday season that I would update 2 pages today. I am a little under the weather but I wanted to get these updates taken care of . Keep creating trav


The Bean 49

2nd page update today- I am happy with this one as well. I love how the story is moving along with color.  


The Bean 50

Good morning- i hope everyone’s holiday is going well. I am in the middle of mine and trying to get everything into place. The biggest news is that I will be launching book 4 of the bean soon for kickstarter. Hopefully in the next week or so. I will also be only updating the color […]


The Bean 51

Yup we are getting ready to launch our newest kickstarter. Which will be the next volume in the bean series. More info to come. trav  


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 […]


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 […]


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  


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 […]


The Bean 56

HI ALL! Here is today’s color update. Moving right along 🙂 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. […]


The Bean 57

I just got back from Amazing Arizona Comic Con. It was a very nice show and we met and saw a lot of great people and had a fantastic time. Also the kickstarter is in full swing. The map goal is almost happening- just 1100 away. I am really excited about it. CHECK OUT KICKSTARTER […]


The Bean 58

Todays color update is now available- I am also prepping the Long Beach Comic Expo. It looks like it will be a very fun show. I am excited to be there this year. The kickstarter is still going strong and if you want to be a part of it – you have just 14 days […]


The Bean 59

The kickstarter is still going strong and if you want to be a part of it – you have only 7 days left 🙂 CHECK OUT KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR BOOK 4 HERE! Also I hope you enjoy today’s color update.   Keep creating and keep dreaming big . trav-


The Bean 60

Today my kickstarter closes today- Really excited to see book 4 finished. I am also excited to see the color updates continuing. Your support has been incredible and I am very grateful for all the help you have given us. We are also over the halfway mark on chapter 2 of the book. This is […]


The Bean 61

Here is today’s color update.  It would have been up yesterday but there was work being done on the site. Keep creating trav  


The Bean 62

Just wanted to get this up- i have the next page to draw for the comic today as well, plus I am packing for ECCC this weekend. I am really looking forward to the show this weekend. If you are in the seattle area and have tickets come stop by and hang out with us. […]


The Bean 63

Working on packing for wondercon today and – yet here is today’s update for color. Constantly pushing forward. trav  


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. […]


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 […]


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-

The last page of chapter 2 is completed today. There is sooooo much awesome things going on and I am looking at setting up the kickstarter for the color book in a month or so. I am finishing off Book 4 rewards at the moment and hopefully shipping out the last of the Dark Road […]


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 […]


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 […]


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  


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  


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 […]


The Bean 82

Time for an update on the Bean. It’s good to see the legend Siv in color. He is one of my favorite characters. I also like the mood of the colors. I wanted it to be cold and feel wet. So that’s why I choose the color scheme… I think really makes him look miserable […]


The Bean 83

The adventure thickens. It’s pretty exciting to see the comic come together in color. Siv is one of my favorite characters and I love how the color is making the story deeper. It’s all about mood. If you want to read the whole story from the beginning visit START AT PAGE 1 HERE Also please […]


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


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  


The Bean 86

working hard on some new pages and pushing through on coloring some old ones. I really like how this is turning out and I really love getting back into the underground. Something about making the underground alive just makes me giddy. Also working on some daily sketches to keep my spirits high and my mind […]


The Bean 87

Good morning- welcome to our weekly old b/w conversion to color page. Deep in the underground. Just steady working on the comic and several other productions. Have to eat, one day the focus will soley be on the bean and that will be good. Just this is part of the journey and the journey has […]


The Bean 88

Deep in the underground we go. Some of my favorite scenes of the series are of the underground. I love going on these adventures and being able to design a world so unique and fun. It allows me to add a whole new element to my world. It allows me to make it alive and […]


The Bean 89

Another day and another page. I am really excited about how this one turned out. The underground excites me and I imagine it to be very very alive. I love the feeling – the mood and the feeling of dread. Revisiting these pages to add color has really helped me see how magical this world […]


The Bean 90

Into the darkness we go. I must say that when I created these pages, they were some of my favorites. I loved designing a world that had long been abandoned and yet was still alive. I really enjoyed working on the symbols of the Red Rock Trolls as well. It really added to the world. […]


The Bean 91

Here is today’s color update. I would have more but i am on the road to Tucson’s Comic Con… I will be back on monday… 🙂 keep creating trav


The Bean 92

Todays update. Moving through the underground. It has been a real treat revisiting this story and seeing it now colorized. I really like how it is coming out. trav

Today’s color update. Quick update though, because I have more pages to draw for bean. and another new book. Thanks for everything keep creating. trav  

Its good to see the story progressing color wise- Almost done with chapter 3 🙂 almost…. thanks again for the support – trav  


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 […]


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


The Bean 99

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


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 […]


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 […]


The Bean 166

Hey just thought I would make mention of this. If you are doing a webcomic or want to be part of this just click the link above. You can’t nominate your own stuff, and I am not asking for nominations myself. I just think this is kind of pretty cool and something people might be […]


The Bean 167

Would you prefer if I talked a little more during my updates? I don’t usually do, I find it a little weird at times trying to digest an episode, especially when it is a continuing story line and I want people to find things for themselves. Yet, I think people are also missing some of […]


The Bean 168

Well I’ve thought about it and after a bit of an internal debate, finally decided to update 3 times a week. That was a tough choice, because there were many factors that go into this. One reason though is it will add a bit of work to me, yet more accountability. On my blog though- […]


The Bean 169

Well, as you can see I have been a little busy these last few days. There are many things I am looking at adding, fixing and taking away from the site. The only problem I have is time, but that is an aspect of life that I just cannot really change. One of the most […]


The Bean 170

I am trying really hard to make sure there is something to posted here in the text section of the comic. I know it is important and I am pleased with the progress that I am making. I have appreciated the encouragement as well and the excitement over Bean. It has been very nice to […]


The Bean 171

Well, I hope you are enjoying the new updating schedule. I also hope everyone is enjoying the new art section as well. I am looking forward to getting back into the world section, but there is only so much time in the day and I am knee deep into issue 7. Speaking of issue 7, […]


The Bean 172

Thanksgiving has passed and I hope it was enjoyable. I am personally stuffed and looking forward to jumping on several other projects for this weekend. Almost all of them involve art. I am hoping to get several other pieces of artwork up as well. Also if you are bored, just take a moment and reread […]


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 […]

Good morning- Lets do questions. I think since we’ve hit 174 pages, now would be a fun time to have a little Q&A. Mind the spoilers and remember, just cause you ask doesn’t mean I will spill all the beans:) Yet I will be pretty open about answering on anything relating to the bean…. almost […]

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 […]


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 […]


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.


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]