A little art of the bean- before the comic-

I guess it was time to add a little back story art to the Bean. I have really held off on doing Bean Art like this because I just didn’t know how to present it right. I think the following images allows me to tell some of the back story and relationships of some of the characters of the Broken Moon. I hope you enjoy them. (possible spoilers)

So if you are not familiar with the comic- please go read it and find out how these relate to the epic adventure of a disgruntled dishwasher.

The relationship between Bean and Groggle is pretty special. Groggle always seemed to take time to help the Bean find his place in the Inn.

Groggle also made sure the Bean understood Herb lore and how to survive in the forest. Hopefully one day Bean will be able to put those skills to good use.

As we found out in the comics, Bean has run away from the inn several times, and it always seems to be Siv the Barkeep who brings him back. I can only imagine the conversation between the two, as Bean in his frustrations, vents to the Forest Walker on his desire not to return and the Forest Walker convincing him to come back.

I wanted to show Fencer as he was before the events of our story. Captain of a Velumni House in the southern states of Isabelle’s Sorrow and White Cove. He was promoted at a young age to the captain and held that position with great honor.

Typical afternoon between Gort and Ravna. It is truly a love hate relationship.

One of my favorite pieces that shows a quiet moment between the mistress of the inn and her champion the Barkeep. I think it fits them rather nicely.

That does it for this update. I am going to do some more. I really like exploring my world through some simple pictures. I hope you do as well. I think this will make for some different styles of story-telling.

well keep creating.


I might offer these original inks up after ace. We shall see.


Asryth » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

Loved these, Trav. Truly great. Cool to get a glimpse of I.S. after all these years. I think I still have a map that you drew, hidden away somewhere.

    Trav the bean » 11 Jun 2012 » Reply

    🙂 thanks good sir- I am glad to see you are still around- and you still have the map:) very cool – maybe we will make a new map for the kickstarter for book 3- that would be very cool.

Trav the bean » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

thank you

Celidah » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

The pictures are fantastic. Ohhh…Siv and Ravna…*lip wibbles*

    Trav the bean » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

    just a perfect little glimpse- i guess it makes the story even more …. thoughtful as to why siv did what he did.

sachiwilson » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

Good stuff. Thank you!

Grey Matter » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

I love the idea of mini stories! But even without them, seeing these is fantastic. It's one thing to fill in details yourself from bits and pieces gleaned from the story, but to see the real stories and those special moments between characters is truly exceptional. Thanks, Trav!

    Trav the bean » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

    I think mini- stories are important. Plus you can tell a full story with just one photo- I know that there will need to be many more of these:)

lithicbee » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

Good stuff! Hmmm, maybe some stretch rewards for the next Kickstarter: some prequel mini-stories?

    Trav the bean » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

    possibly – but i am going to put these up in the store.

sfbell09 » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

Thank you for the peek into Bean's past. Each picture is truly worth 1,000 words. They all capture seemingly small moments, but those moments build up to a grander picture. I really like Groogle and Bean Herb Lore, Siv and Bean returning, and Siv and Ravna.

    Trav the bean » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

    I am going to do more- and put these originals in the store as well. I think each picture tells it's own story and that is important – I like too like the glimpses in peoples lives on the broken moon. It makes for a little sounder story telling.

lehcyfer » 6 Jun 2012 » Reply

Love it 🙂

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