Not too long ago, Cory and I got some wonderful drawings from five year old Treasure Olsen.
A lot of folks found them as delightful as we did and now we have received even more. As you will see in the letter below, it seems that reading and thinking and drawing stuff about Beanworld has become a real family past time.
I wanted to write to you to and send you some more pictures. I drew Mr. Teach’em, and a Goofy Surveillance Jerk, and I drew 2 cuties with red feet and one with blue feet. I drew Professor Garbanzo with chips, and I drew the Big Fish with the fork stuck in his tongue. And I drew a really good picture of Beanish finishing his Fabulous Look-See Show.
I even created an Astronaut Bean. What do you think of that! And I drew a Bean named Cookish. He creates new kinds of chow with new flavors, but I don’t know what I did with that picture. It was really good though.
I drew a giant bean. The giant bean is a bad bean. It wants to eat all of the small beans. He came from the giant beanland in the sky. They stopped him by throwing the fling n’ flanker spears at him, but that didn’t do enough so they had to work harder. You can see that Mr. Spook jumped onto the giant’s side and is going to stick him with his fork. Don’t worry! The Chow Sol’jers will stop the giant bad bean.
Are you going to do any stories about the other people in the Big Big Picture like the robot and the other ones? I really want to know their names and what places they come from. I want to know if there are any other worlds in the Big Big Picture.
My Grandma wanted to read about the beans because I told her it was a good story, so I let her read book 1. She read it super quick. She wants to read book 2, but I didn’t finish it yet, so she has to wait a little while. But I’ll let her read it.
(as dictated to her father)
Here’s a ton of Treasure’s newest Beanworld drawings. She had many others, but I told her to limit it to 5 of her favorite ones. She couldn’t get it down to five so we compromised on 10. She’s no longer just drawing characters from the book she’s now started making up her own characters. She was also inspired by the bean action figures that I brought home from the comic-con and has made about 2 dozen of her own using all different types of beans. Venture, my 3 year old boy, has even made a few drawings of beans (under his sister’s tutelage). The first is a picture of one of the Boom’rs and the second is a new bean that he made up himself called Laughing Bean. According to Venture, this bean is a kind of clown that makes the other beans laugh. Thank you for your time and for your great story.
ALL of the pics that The Olsen family sent in are on display in the Leguminous Fan Art Gallery starting here.
Thanks again, Shayne, for sending along these marvelous drawings. Although they are all incredibly well done and show a lot of imagination, I'd say MY personal favorite is the one shown above. It demonstrates a lot of action.
And Venture? For age 3...he's pretty darn good with a pencil himself!
Now to answer your questions.
"Are you going to do any stories about the other people in the Big Big Picture like the robot and the other ones? I really want to know their names and what places they come from. I want to know if there are any other worlds in the Big Big Picture. "
Yes. I sure will. There are many, many places in the Big-Big-Picture that have been barely hinted at let alone explained. Starting in Book Four....the Beans will start bumping into them more and more. This prediction will make more sense after reading Book Three.
So folks, send your fan art to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll showcase it here and then put it on permanent display gallery called LEGUMINOUS FAN ART with Beanworld fan efforts of all varieties.