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 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-


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 […]


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 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 199

Well- see i post the new cover and no one notices:) Oh well…back to making stew…. 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 […]


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, […]

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. […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Bean 300

More to come soon.   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 in the book… just put in a pledge. […]


The Bean 301

Sorry if you notice some changes in the site. it is not my fault- I am having a few tech glitches. Hi all- been pretty sick the last few days… sucks, no drawing and a lot of sleep. This will be a short post. there are 4 days left on the kickstarter campaign if you […]


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 […]


The Bean 304

Well the next few days will be APE. If you are up in the San Francisco are and want to stop by the Alternative Press Expo- come by for a free sketch and say hi. trav

this is the beginning of chapter 9 – the party is in full swing right now. Post will be light today due to the traveling i did the night before and no internet access on the 5- APE report soon. yet the show is better than last years so far. well be creative- trav

Sorry – no dragon returning just yet:) If you notice the store is down for a few days it’s because i am making  some major changes. Plus I am finishing off the book, it’s getting really exciting   trav-

Good morning – Working on finishing off the book – really excited about how it is going. It should go to press on sat- I’ll be back shortly trav  

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