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 56

HI ALL! Here is today’s color update. Moving right along ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  It would have been up yesterday but there was work being done on the site. Keep creating 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… ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ almost…. thanks again for the support – trav  


The Bean 244

Short post today. Trying really hard to finish up on book 8 and had to redraw a page. I am really jazzed about everyone’s comments for the rest of our cast. I have really enjoyed it. So today Our casting call is for gort. He’s big and mean. So who do you think could play […]


The Bean 245

Working pretty hard to finish getting everything ready for the phoenix show. My big post about the show will be latter this week. So I am sorry for my lack of hanging out. Yet I have really enjoyed all the voice selections.ย  Keep up the fantastic work. So lets push forward on our acting names. […]


The Bean 246

Ok small casting break. Issue 8 news – today i should finish all the artwork for issue 8. I am really excited, in fact I knocked out 4 pages yesterday. Which means I will be starting the cover art, which I will post soon. Also a new print will be introduced on thursday. There’s been […]


The Bean 247

great day – iย  just finished talking at Riverside Community College’s Advanced Photoshop Department. Taught coloring, it was really cool. Enjoyed it. Ok back to work. More to come soon. trav


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 […]


The Bean 256

Well it’s sickness in the hanson household right now.ย  A couple with the flue and one with a tummy ache.ย  Yet I am doing fine. Just sitting on the couch and taking a moment to relax and enjoying the evening. I am really happy with how these next few pages came out.They are actually some […]


The Bean 257

Watching Alakazam the Great, it is a cartoon from the 1960’s. I had forgotten how much I really enjoyed the tale. The animation is pretty good, though my daughter who is watching this with me just asked if this was really a kids movie. I guess it looks pretty freaky to her. Most of the […]


The Bean 258

Life for the people of darkleaf is not peaceful these days. Plus, it looks like it is not going to get any better. So where are we on issue 8? Well issue 8 is in edits, which means it should go to press next week, if I can get everything fixed and changed. Also I […]


The Bean 259

new update today. I have a lot of preparing today and I am working hard on 9 and 8- edits are almost done on 8 which means it goes to print hopefully late next week. I am also working on a graphic novel aspect of the bean. It is about time we start putting the […]

Today is the day that issue 8 goes to the printer. I am really excited about this. I am also starting the covers to the Bean Volume 1. I love the fact that there is still life in my story after all these years. So let’s make it a question day… Anything you want about […]

Happy fourth of July- I must say that I happy for my freedoms, especially my freedom of religion, liberty and the pursuit to be happy. I am grateful for those men and women who sacrificed their lives so I could be here today. I am proud of my heritage. I know that there are others […]


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.ย  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.ย  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 302

I am feeling a lot better, still stuffed though-ย  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 […]


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 beenย  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 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


The Bean 309

So here we are- moving into the next big section of the story…. I kinda like being back underground, which I am working right now. Chapter 10 is moving along very nicely as well. I am almost done with page 10.ย  I have til dec 28 to finish the next 38 pages of the story.ย  […]


The Bean 310

Well, after reading yesterdays posts i felt that i needed to be quiet until today:)Sorry the collector has not returned… Well some really cool things have happened with the Ben vol 1: Riddles and Shrooms… I signed off the proofs yesterday and it is on its way to print. In fact the books and bindery […]


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      


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  


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 […]


The Bean 314

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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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- […]


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-ย  we broke the $3000 mark and have only $1800 to go- We could use all the help we can get. Plus […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Bean 347

Thought I would take a moment and share the whole illustration process. This piece just came from a blank piece of paper. Most of my images do. It was shot with over 5900 stills, which were meshed together at high-speed. It’s just a quick glimpse into my madness…. feel free to share and keep creating. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


The Bean 351

time for a little history lesson ๐Ÿ™‚ 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


The Bean 355

Sent the proofs back for vol 2 today- things are looking good. The book looks fantastic. Well back to work… Trav


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 […]


The Bean 357

Nothing like fresh proofs. Right now vol 2 is on the press. This means that it should be in my hands the first of march. I will probably make it available several days early for pre-orders. Also on another exciting note – Vol 1 is now available for tablets and readers. It is a pdf […]


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.ย  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 […]


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 […]

WOW! we hit it in 3 days!!!!! WOW! WOW! WOW! well we have 57 days left- so for those that want to continue to invest in this project and we would love to have you part of this. As the funding grows I am going to add some stretch goals. I figure at the 10000 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


The Bean 401

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 now that that is out of the way I am also posting new […]


The Bean 402

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.


The Bean 403

There is a cold reality to war… Hopefully our band of refugees will make it to the lower halls. We are moving towards our 10000 mark. That means 8 extra pages for everyone. If you want to get your books before anyone else and all the little goodies sign up.

Crested over the 9ooo mark on our kickstarter. 236 people are getting their books before we release them to the masses as of right now. There are 29 days left and if you want in – head on over to our kickstarter project. Also I have been posting more art in the imagination series- I […]


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


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  


The Bean 458

Bean webcomic update- ok the next 36 pages have been scanned. It looks good and I am starting laying out the text this week. Really pleased with how the story is evolving and changing. Also if you haven’t noticed I have added a lot of new prints and artwork not related to the bean. I […]


The Bean 459

dont worry bean 4 is still very strong in production. ๐Ÿ™‚ it should come out at the end of the year. The art book is for my prints- most everything is drawn there. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s gonna be groovy trav


The Bean 460

Bean updates Working on prepping the next 38 pages of the Bean. It’s looking good. Many times I talk about the need to create a buffer. This is how I do it. Hopefully in a week or so I will have these pages uploaded which is 19 weeks of updates. Makes it easy, especially as […]


The Bean 461

Sorry for the late delay- but something fantastic has happened- just watch the video and it will explain everything trav


The Bean 462

It’s out. I am working a special book that is dedicated to imagination and creativity.ย  It’s a full-color hard cover book and I am funding it through kickstarter. I am running a very limited run on this, because I want it to be special. There are some fantastic rewards and we are gonna have a […]


The Bean 463

I guess it popped up a day early…. no worries – anyways- the kickstarter project has almost reached in initial funding point- we are almost there.ย  So if you want in on this very very limited artbook- nows the chance to do it. Stretch goals are coming… ๐Ÿ™‚ – Just click the image below Also […]


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


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


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 […]


The Bean 478

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


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 […]

In con prep today and tomorrow for the very cool one day show at the long beach comic con this sat. So if you are in the area come on down to the show and hang out with us. CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON. I will be sitting next to […]


The Bean 513

Hello-ย  we should have things back to normal- as for what normal is i am not sure. The slugs are off… but i checked and the sequence is correct. So it goes in order. This page hits kinda home for me. In more ways then one. I never realized I would be in a similar […]


The Bean 514

Still struggling with a couple of comments not moving over to their correct pages- haven’t figured that yet. Other than that- we keep trudging along. Mind you this a rough… so there are grammar errors and spelling errors at times. When the books go to print this is all corrected

Everything should be fixed now. If you have a problem please let me know so we can fix it. Also let me know what browser it is on as well.ย  Yet the site has been scrubbed clean:)  

This has been a fun section to work on for me. It’s allowing me to look at the story more as a story than that of just a boy on a quest. We fixed the glitch-Sorry if you got redirected. Things are all clean on our end now- if you have any problems let me […]


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 […]


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  


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 […]


The Bean 532

Good morning my young adventurers.ย  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.ย  I hope you also notice I am adding more shop talks and updating the old […]


The Bean 549

I hope everyone had and incredible christmas. It was a fantastic two days of not doing anything. Now it’s time to get back into work, more pages incoming. trav  


The Bean 570

So much going on. The Bean is in full gear right now as well as my other story which is kickstarting right now. Book 4 should be finished by the end of the year. I am excited with it’s direction as I start chapter 16 soon. Thanks again for all the incredible support. keep creating […]

  There are a lot of changes going on in my life… All are amazing- One thing is I will have a lot more time for commissions, projects and other illustration work – the other is I will be able to put a little more effort into bean- I am excited about that as well […]

Its been a hard week for me this. One that has made me realize that for the next couple of weeks and maybe months bean will only update on mondays. It’s a hard choice and i still plan to update, but i need to make sure my family’s financial stability and my health come first. […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Bean 636

Good morning- Today book 4 went to press. It is about time I tell you. YAY. Also packing up for Denver Comic Con- Looking forward to being there. Oh and …. exploring some new themes for bean…. ๐Ÿ™‚ trav  


The Bean 637

Today’s update-ย  – well since i am coloring the comic from here on out- i need to start to going backwards as well to make sure this new chapter is in full color. It is a little bit of work – but in the end it is sooooo worth it. I’ll be updating these pages […]

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 […]


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 […]


The Bean 641

Coming in today from the Las Vegas Comic Con. Full update in a bit, so the blog will change mid day… until then- enjoy the newest page to the story and keep creating. trav