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A magical collection of prints, sketches and art, reminding you to play in your imagination by comic/fantasy artist Travis Hanson.

When most of us were 10, we could go anywhere, do anything, create everything. Our adventures were nothing short of epic. As we grew older we forgot how powerful our imaginations once were and how it was our imaginations that helped us overcome fears, find creative answers to problems, and just see a little bit of magic in the world around us.

As an illustrator, I decided many years ago that I wanted my art to help people go back and remember those fantastic adventures. I wanted to recreate the sense that you have the power to do anything, go anywhere and most importantly just to dream.

These artistic adventures have grown over the years. There have been dragons, trolls, rock whales, and unicorns. Unfortunately they are not all in one place. So I figured, maybe it was time to share these adventures in a book. That was able to take you to places that were familiar, yet at the same time completely unique.  Places that might bring a tear the eye, a smile to the face, and a warmth to the heart. I wish I could do this on my own but I need the help of others. Welcome to my kickstarter project.

My Project: Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon. A FULL COLOR 68 page 9"x12.25", hard cover art book that deals with imagination, creativity, adventuring and dreams. This is all artwork, sketches, and concepts by illustrator/comic creator Travis Hanson.

Who's it for? It's for anyone that enjoys dreaming, adventuring, creating and just in general playing in their imagination. We are all kids at heart and this book is for the sci-fi/fantasy fan, no matter what the age.

What's in it? All original content. I have a very active imagination and when I am not drawing comics, I like to draw for me. All these creative adventures were originally prints by me. The ideas are purely mine.  I am also including sketches , new pencil art and some work that has never been seen before. 

Why? I love to tell stories. I love to tell stories through my art. I believe that good stories don't have to be long and drawn out tales (though I like those as well), but can be single complex images with several layers of interpretation. Most of all as I watch my children play, I am reminded of how incredibly fun it was to adventure when I was their age. While I enjoy looking at art online, I love holding a book in my hand. There is just something about that.

I can't do this without you: I need your help, that's why I am here. $11,000 is my goal. This covers printing and for the most part shipping. I am going to add another $1500 of my own money into this project. Why? Because I believe in the dream. With your help we can make this series of adventures a reality.

What happens if we pass the goal? If we pass the goal, I will upgrade the book. I will add a cover jacket, more pages to the interior, and upgrade paper stock. The goal is to make something fantastic and wonderful that keeps getting better.

the cover
the cover

How can I get a 2nd Book? The last few weeks I have received a lot of requests about if it's possible to get a 2nd book with the rewards. I want to make this happen and yet I need to make sure that everything goes smooth for myself as well. So here is what we are going to do.

Yup just add $30 to your Current Pledge level and I will send you a 2nd book. If you decide to change your reward tier you will need to add $30 as well to get a 2nd book. This is the easiest way to do this.

My adventure book contains many new illustrations from this last year.
My adventure book contains many new illustrations from this last year.
...as well as a lot of old ones that are no longer in print.
...as well as a lot of old ones that are no longer in print.
This book is also loaded with tons of new artwork not found anywhere else in my creative collection. Some designed specifically just for this book.
This book is also loaded with tons of new artwork not found anywhere else in my creative collection. Some designed specifically just for this book.

STRETCH GOALS: Since we hit the original goal, I want to make the stretch goals fun and rewarding. Really rewarding.

Coloring Book Stretch Goal!

Lets see us really get this book upgraded and also lets add a brand new coloring BOOK! Right now though the book is still getting printed! Thanks for love and the support! Please help spread the word.

For my International friends - I am asking that you add $10 to your pledge to help cover the added expense of international shipping, I will make up the difference. ANY Pledge that is over 175 though I will cover ALL the shipping no matter where it goes.
For my International friends - I am asking that you add $10 to your pledge to help cover the added expense of international shipping, I will make up the difference. ANY Pledge that is over 175 though I will cover ALL the shipping no matter where it goes.

SPREAD THE WORD... Help share the adventure and always be creative. You never know who you will influence.

To see more of my worlds and adventures come to www.beanleafpress.com

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

What are the risks? There is always risks. One of them being that the books get lost or held up in transit. Or that it will take a long time to finish off the art. Or you might miss the email that sends the survey on how to get your reward when it is all done. These are all valid.

Yet after 3 successful campaigns, I have proven that my main goal is to make things work for you the backer.

First off almost all the art is done. In 60 days I should have it all done and I will keep you updated at all times on what things are going on. I will never start a campaign without being close to completion. That is important to me. If there are hold ups or production issues- you will be the first to know. The goal is that this process is transparent and that you will always be advised on what is going on.

As for missing the important emails, I would encourage you to make sure that you check your spam folder and that you keep an eye out of all kickstarter emails. This is really important. I will do my best to make sure the reward process is smooth, I would also encourage you to make sure that the emails are checked so you don't miss important information.

Also several of the rewards are all custom pieces of art or sketches. This takes time, be aware of that. I do draw quick, but it still takes time. I work down the list as well. So those that get their information to me on-time, well that puts your art on top of the list.

This is a great process and I enjoy when the projects I back are filled with updates and information. I plan to do the same.

trav

FAQ

  • Check your spam folder. This is important. That last survey at the end of the whole thing is crucial and if you miss it because it dropped into the spam folder - you wont get the reward. I want you to get the reward so make sure kickstarter emails or beanleafpress emails stay out of the spam folder.

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  • Yes, Yes I am ... and I am going to film it as well

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  • No the 35 will come with a special bookmark... I just didnt catch it in time to change it. It happens- The graphic in the main page is correct.

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  • Shipping has gone up and I am just asking for a little help. I am still willing to cover a good portion of it. At a certain point - I cover all the shipping on the reward structure

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  • I am working really hard on it right now and I have just started chapter 2 (4 in each book). I am really excited about it's direction but a 170 page graphic novel will take a little time. It will have it's own kickstarter this fall. Bean is my first epic adventure and remains that way.

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  • Not all of them. This book will focus only on horizontal prints. I wanted to showcase them the best way possible so I decided that I will dedicate another adventure art book to just vertical prints. That way you get to see how they were supposed to be. I can't fit though all the horizontal prints I have done in this book, but that can change as we hit the stretch goals. I will add pages as we get higher and higher

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  • I am only printing enough for all the backers and then another 1500. Than that it is it. The original basic book will retail for $35 and the special edition version will retail for $45. So you are getting a fantastic deal when you go through kickstarter to get your book

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  • That's a good question. This is a limited edition artbook, I am not reprints on it, because I really want this book to be special. I know there have been request for a pdf version, but I am holding out because I really want this to be unique. Yet... If we had 1000 backers, I would do a pdf, just for the kickstarter backers, it would be special and just for them. But only if we had a 1000 backers. I like pdf's my other books have them, but this book is different and i want to keep it that way. Thanks

    trav

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  • I am looking at having the book finished and in every body's hands by November of this year. That is my goal. You can follow the updates on my progress, and you will also note, I find it really important to keep everyone involved.

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  • How can I get a 2nd Book? The last few weeks I have received a lot of requests about if it's possible to get a 2nd book with the rewards. I want to make this happen and yet I need to make sure that everything goes smooth for myself as well. So here is what we are going to do.

    Just add $30 to your Current Pledge level and I will send you a 2nd book. If you decide to change your reward tier you will need to add $30 as well to get a 2nd book. This is the easiest way to do this. If you want a coloring book you must have pledged at the $45 tier level or above. Adding $30 to the $25 or $35 tiers will not qualify you for the coloring book.

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  • The coloring book is available at the $45 reward tier and above. You must have pledged at the $45 tier level or higher to be eligible for the book. Adding $30 to the $25 or $35 tiers will not qualify you for the coloring book. The coloring book will be shipped along with the artbook this fall.

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  • An original ink is when i give you the choice of several ideas to choose from and then i draw them and send you the original ink.

    A custom original ink is when you get to choose your own idea and i draw it up and then i send you the original ink.

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    The Front Cover Original Artwork REWARD 2 signed and "personalized" sketch in the "special cover edition" Artbook by Trav, plus 2 custom Book Marks, 4 4x6 Postcards (of images from within the book) 2 special 8x11 prints (brand new adventure images by Trav). 1 of the penciled pages from the Art Book (or penciled illustration if we run out.) AND an Original special personalized 17x22 Full Color Adventure Commission... ** personalized means you get to choose the image or idea... ** Shipping is also FREE For EVERYONE with this tier. Plus either the inks or the pencils to the front cover- your choice and a high color version print of the front and back cover as well

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