Episode 163 – The Travis Hanson Part 2 Interview

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On this episode of Comics Coast To Coast we talk to Travis Hanson about The Bean and follow up to Trav’s latest Kickstarter project: Adventures For A Lazy Afternoon.

 

The Bean by Travis Hanson
http://www.beanleafpress.com/

About Travis:
http://www.beanleafpress.com/?page_id=2
“I am an artist and storyteller. I have been illustrating professionally for about 15 years now. I am also a father of 5 incredible kids, and husband of a beautiful enduring wife.

“the Bean” is my story. Published both as a webcomic and as printed graphic novels. In 2011 Bean was nominated for an Eisner in the “Best Digital”. That was a huge motivation to keep the story going.

I am lover of fantasy art and epic story telling. I am also a believer that “If you truly want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen.”. I also believe that it is our responsibility to teach others how to achieve their dreams as well. Yet, in the end it really comes down to how bad do you want to see your own dream happen. I won’t give it to you.

It has been a long hard road so far, but so worth it. I love creating stories and I love sharing them.

My influences over the years and in no order are James Owen, J.S.Lewis, Daniel Davis, Jason Brubaker, Spike, William Stout, Charles Vess, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Wendy and Richard Pini, and so many more. They have each given me a little inspiration, some sound advice and incredible work ethic to follow.

So keep creating and enjoy the ride.”

Current Kickstarter!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/488571414/adventures-for-a-lazy-afternoon

 

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Show Notes:

 

Congrats on Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon. Still a few days left and you are already at 300% of set goal. Pleased? Did you celebrate the day you funded? What did you do? When does the real work begin? Brian

How is your new year’s goal of 20 pages a month going for book 4? Brian

Inking on Velum was the topic of a recent YouTube video you posted. What are the risks vs reward in this process? Brian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn-G52vz5Ws
What size? Joel

With three books available now, have you made any move towards giving readers the option of a digital version? Joel

Do I detect a fellow Elfquest fan? Matt

Your story has a leisurely pace to it that I love, but I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Have you had any complaints? Matt

I get the impression that, unlike a lot of artists I know, you really love doing backgrounds. Am I wrong? Matt
http://www.williamstout.com/

You give some good advice about backgrounds when you posted this comic. What was on your mind? What spurred that thought during the comic? Brian
http://www.beanleafpress.com/?p=4355

You have a character who speaks all in ryhme. Were you kicking yourself for that decision after a while? Matt

Follow the guys on Twitter: BrianJoelMatt and Denver

Special thanks: Scott Johnson (http://myextralife.com), Sebastiaan (The Mashup Man) for our Mashups, Nicole Spagnuolo (http://nicolespag.com) and everyone behind the scenes

 

Official Note Taker:
Jocelyn Moffett