I met Travis Hanson years ago as part of the online studio Outcast Comics. He's a great artist and storyteller who has been working on a web comic called The Bean
for several years now. Why he hasn't gotten more attention from First Second or Scholastic by this point is beyond me. His story, a fantasy epic based in a young boy's quest to discover more about his father, resonates with a sense of all things "classic" in good literature.
As well, I feel the story is family-friendly, for the most part. There's some violence, but it all has its place and is never gratuitous.
Why not check out The Bean
I'll bet you'll be impressed, and you might just have found a new comics series for your students or kids!
Labels: The Bean, Travis Hanson