10Jan

The Bean 191

Well this is the start of book 6:) I still cannot believe that 191 pages are up- I am just finishing up the inks of 7 which took a little longer to do, yet part of that reason is the fact I am doing a lot more commission work. Kids got to eat, and until […]

12Jan

The Bean 192

This weekend I had a great learning experience. I learned how to prepare and can jam and applesauce. I had a blast and I look forward to playing a little more with this almost lost home art. Why am I even bringing this up? Well, because it really helps me think old world. It is […]

14Jan

The Bean 193

It’s nice to have a small lull before the storm:) Well good news I just finished the last inked page for issue 7. I am excited how it has turned out and I have started to finish the spot colors on the cover. I will be scanning the inks of the pages on saturday and […]

19Jan

The Bean 195

Well I am working on a few new pieces. There is a lot going on, yet I will be around off and on. I am looking forward to posting two new piece soon. It’s nice have a few commissions right now and I look forward to adding text to issue 7 on sat. Keep creating. […]

21Jan

The Bean 196

Well this is actually me looking into the future:) As of this moment my internet access is limited until Sat- So I am really grateful for automatic updating. I think I am getting the fire again. There is much to do and I am really excited with the current progress that is happening with the […]

26Jan

The Bean 198

I must say I was really impressed with monday’s response. I was blown away… I almost feel bad that we are entering a little transition – yet not that bad:). This is all about the importance of planning and working through one’s story. Don’t worry we will return soon- promise. Issue 7: all the text […]

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

11Feb

The Bean 205

I love transitions:) As you read the story as a whole you will see what I am talking about. Ok back in the groove. I just finished the first 20 penciled pages to book 8 and let me tell you, I am really jazzed and moved. It feels nice to get back into the flow, […]

14Feb

The Bean 206

Book 7 officially leaves to the printer today. I am happy with it and look forward to finishing 8. I  will be putting it up for sale in a week or so. Thanks again for the support trav

16Feb

The Bean 207

I have been in a few discussions of late about B/W comics and are they dead? It has been an interesting conversation, especially since I have been fighting with all sorts of directions on where I need to take things. I have really appreciated the encouragement and the eye opener that b/w comics are not […]

18Feb

The Bean 208

Some fun things are happening wit bean right now. Issue 7 went to press today. Also I finished the pencils on  page 25 of book 8. Book 8 is moving pretty strongly right now it’s a bit emotional and I am so blown away on how well it is moving along. I am also looking […]

23Feb

The Bean 210

Well I am in the midst of prepping for emerald city comic con (seattle). It’s gonna be a blast I’ll post all the info friday. We will be for the whole show and will be debuting issue 7 there. Looking forward to sketching and having a great time trav

25Feb

The Bean 211

Well, first off, lets give a book update on what is happening behind the scenes. Book 7 will arrive here on Tuesday. Pretty jazzed about that. Also I have 13 pages left to pencil on book 8. I cannot believe how quick that one is moving. It is very nice to see it flow so […]

28Feb

The Bean 212

Well this is the week for Emerald City Comic Con. Booth  309 Come by for free sketches.. You can find out all about the show here at http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/ Also I am on two panels. Friday at 7 and sunday at noon. So come by for the fun. More to come trav

I should have another update today with some new art. I was going to post it last night, but I just got pretty busy…. sorry about that. So much to do to plan for my trip to seattle on thursday.

Well I am in Seattle for a few days, read the blog for more info on that if you would like. I am excited to be here and I will tell you this place is beautiful up here. I am a socal native so this is all new to me. Anyways I do not have […]

23May

The Bean 248

Well this is the week of phoenix- and man is there a lot of things going on this week. Updates will continue but i might still be scarce. Once phoenix is done we will be back in the swing of things and hopefully I’ll be around a bit more. My big phoenix update will be […]

25May

The Bean 249

Today is a packing day for phoenix- I will be on and off today, but i should have an update about the show- once the madness settles down we’ll get back into the groove soon

Ok back from the Phoenix Comic Con and what can I tell you? Well, for starters it was an incredible show. We had a blast and I really enjoyed talking and drawing for all the wonderful people that stopped by the booth. It was also wonderful to see so many other old friends and find […]

Well now that we know that bean is ok- it’s time to get back to the forest…. I am working on the layout for 8 and i have started the art for 9- It’s gonna be a fun week and hopefully i will have it all done by the end of the week. thanks for […]

well book 8 should be back from press in 2 weeks. I will have it for SDCC. Looking forward to that show and in the next week I will have my big post with everything about it. I also had to reprint issue 2. Can’t believe how well they are moving. I am also excited […]

I am a little bummed. I had to buy a new mac book pro, because my other one died. I did not loose any files, just it cost a huge chunk of what I was saving for the trade book. So I am looking at finding other funding. It put me in a funk, but […]

11Jul

The Bean 269

Well – we are getting gritty:) This is going to be a very busy week for us as I prepare for SDCC. Also I should have issue 8 by the end of the week, which is pretty exciting. I must say that it has been a very trying few weeks, hence no newsletter and limited […]

13Jul

The Bean 270

It’s getting rough…. ** SDCC update** If you are at the San Diego Comic Con next weekend come by E11 and hang out with us. That’s next week. I have other updates coming soon- I am though cranking out pages for issue 9 (page 15 will be done soon). I am really enjoying this issue […]

15Jul

The Bean 271

So we start to see a new side of mama- 🙂 I am really excited about how far I am into this again and in-fact I am just finishing up the script to issue 10. I added some stuff, that is really going be wild. Yet now is not the time to talk about that. […]

18Jul

The Bean 272

Hi All – this is the week of SDCC. I will be scarce but I wanted to share my two videos with you, that I will be using at the show. This will be showcasing the Bean, the other on the blog, showcases my art. I hope you get a chance to enjoy them both. […]

20Jul

The Bean 273

I am on my way to SDCC today. So I am scarce today- I will post more soon- enjoy the update. trav

22Jul

The Bean 274

day 3 of comic con starts today and tonight is the eisner awards. I a little anxious.:) anyways I’m checking in on my twitter and occasionally facebook. trav  

25Jul

The Bean 275

wow- it’s a been a long, exciting five days. Full SDCC report later today. Right now I need to rest a little and recover. Enjoy- trav

27Jul

The Bean 276

Well, I am home and I thought I would have some time to put together a review of sdcc, but life is in the way. Family has been sick and there has been other obligations which I haven’t finished. In fact I haven’t even unpacked. Yet even though I am tired, I want everyone to […]

29Jul

The Bean 277

Finishing up the video for my kickstarter project for the graphic novel version of the bean. I will post more on monday. Keep creating trav

It is about time- I am pushing to take Bean to the next level in book format. No I am not redoing it. I just think it is time to start putting the individual comics together as trades. So Books 1-4 will make The Bean vol 1: Riddles and Shrooms.  Now to do this I […]

Nothing like a little Barbeque. Also this is really exciting in 4 days we have raised $2000 dollars to print the trades of the Bean at Kickstarter. This is huge and we need 3 grand more. We have 62 backers and I am very touched at their support.  All we need is 140 more at […]

it scenes like these that allow me to breathe a little. I personally love the transition pages. It is a nice break. I should be getting the books soon as well. Plus if you would like to see the new store look- just click the store link. In the transition of creating a new store- […]

Well back to the story…. Today I head out to the tucson comic con. Looking forward to an awesome weekend of sketching, talking comics and having a grand time. If you are in the area stop by and hang out with us. Also the books are now available for presale at the store. Order yours […]

11Nov

The Bean 322

getting ready to sign 362 books for the kickstarter project- not including the small comics – I will post a full article on this in a bit. Also the books are now at the store and are ready to ship- plus a new store design

14Nov

The Bean 323

Hi all- see I am not so evil. Anyways the books are on sale now at the online store. They are also in two arizona stores and we are looking at a few others as well. It’s a good feeling and If you want to see 360+ books being signed enjoy the pic below. Kickstarter […]

18Nov

The Bean 325

First Batch of Books ship tomorrow – if you were not part of the kickstarter project…. you pick up your copy here. It helps us get vol 2 out… keep creating. If you are interested… this is partly in the past….:) partly … trav  

21Nov

The Bean 326

well i almost have all the kickstarter rewards done- there are 225 packages ready to ship- i have the big ones still to do and then we are done for now. I am though getting ready to start the vol 2 kickstarter project. I sure appreciate all the support and help. You guys have been […]

28Nov

The Bean 329

I hope everyone had a fantastic thanksgiving. I also hope that life is treating you well. For those that are interested, I have set up the next kickstarter project for the bean. I am really excited about getting volume 2:the Lost Prince out there. There are so great deals as well A $20 pledge gets […]

30Nov

The Bean 330

Kickstarter update- we are at the 1500 mark- which means only 3500 to go. The best deal is the $30 pledge, you will get both vol 1 & 2. Thanks again for all your support. You can pledge here at the Bean vol 2: the Lost Prince. trav

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