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On the road to the phoenix comicon- will be posting picks and all sorts of stuff this week. Come and hang out with me at booths # 473, 475. I’ll be doing FREE Sketches all weekend long and I am also on three panels.  Just click the link for all the comicon goodness.

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RoryD » 24 May 2013 » Reply

I've made it! The latest page!
Thank you Trav, for the incredible journey. I've been reading this as my escapism for several evenings. When I first found The Bean from a refferal , I thought it was a little quirky, I liked the art style but wasn't sure of the character style, and I thought it might follow a predictable 'unlikely chosen one' plot. Then the collector came and Oh how wrong I was! Whilst being centred around the staples of a good fantasy, your world, characters and plot like your art have an incredible richness and depth whilst mostly avoiding tropes. The completely unexpected characters, like Thaddeus and the Gre-nel (Incidentally I love the idea of Gren-els and dragons being sort of semi-peoples) add even more to this originality, as do the attitudes of the characters and those glorious moments where our original or innate perceptions are challenged. Even the goblins, which have been the proverbial cannon-fodder so far, are drawn individuals with their own character.
And overall outside the Bean, I find your attitudes and artwork inspirational and uplifting. It's clear you enjoy your art as much as you are skilled. Thank you, Trav for sharing your mind with us.

Oh and while the collector's here, it gives me chance to ask the question: The collector has no illustrated pupils, whereas Roc-noc does. We see Roc-nocs eyes cloud over when he uses the weave. Does this mean the collector is completely consumed by the weave, and does that explain his madness? (asides from the horrific armaggedon of his world). He is still the character who most intrigues me, since we know some background to most of the main characters but not his, despite his early appearance.

Thanks again.

    trav » 28 May 2013 » Reply

    first off – thank you- i am glad that you are enjoying the tale and that i am able to spice up staples of normal fantasy writing 🙂 I will keep trying to do that….

    Now to your question…. The collector has been consumed by the weave and that was the easiest way to show that madness. Pulling the pupils really made him more sinister. I love his character as well.

      RoryD » 28 May 2013 » Reply

      Thank you for your reply.

      I will continue reading with interest 🙂

        trav » 6 Dec 2013 » Reply

        i appreciate your thoughts and words- and i look forward to hearing more from you:)

Seros Senric » 23 May 2013 » Reply

I missed his dialogue.

Golux » 23 May 2013 » Reply

Off he goes to seal his fate, a wayward moth wishing to embrace his fatal flame.

The sword he seeks will be his end…

    trav » 28 May 2013 » Reply

    it might….but i like to change things up all the time

just_idd » 23 May 2013 » Reply

I am so suggestable,

It is quite laughable.

An occasion my friends often tell,

That turns their life in to a living hell.

Every time this character speaks in verse

My brain comes up with ones sounding worse.

Grey Matter » 23 May 2013 » Reply

His words used to rhyme more, but I like the idea that they don't. Not many people speak is rhyme these days and it makes the dialogue difficult at times. It's easy to get your point across more clearly if you don't need to worry about everything rhyming.

    trav » 28 May 2013 » Reply

    they dont at all- his descent into madness is ever growing

Roy » 23 May 2013 » Reply

it's/its in panel one. There/here rhyming is a bit of a stretch. :/ I tried to come up with something to suggest but I'm drawing a blank before breakfast. 🙂

    trav » 28 May 2013 » Reply

    that's ok – our troll is experience a bit of a "Glitch" in his mental state

sfbell09 » 23 May 2013 » Reply

His rhymes are so sinister and filled with mailce, I think his dialog is superbly written. Does it ever give you trouble, trying to write in verse like that?

    trav » 28 May 2013 » Reply

    all the time, and it still changes a little here and there until it goes to print. The key is to see he is a very angry person

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