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Saturday March 7, 2015 - #024 - Apartment Hunting

Apartment hunting in Beantown is the worst. Trying to find the ideal combination of location, size, affordability, and fees. It's like, pick one of your requirements and prepare to be disappointed.

Apartment hunting in Beantown is the worst. Trying to find the ideal combination of location, size, affordability, and fees. It's like, pick one of your requirements and prepare to be disappointed.

Monday, February 9, 2015 - #023 - Breaking Bad Weather

At this point in the winter, people would try anything, pay anything to end this misery.  Bring on the good stuff!

At this point in the winter, people would try anything, pay anything to end this misery. Bring on the good stuff!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - #022 - Deflate POWER!

Haters be hatin'. It's as fundamental a rule as death and taxes.

Haters be hatin'. It's as fundamental a rule as death and taxes.

Monday, January 19, 2015 - #021 - Toll Booth Manners

We all have our pet peeves and things that drive us nuts.  But there's a difference between those and outright lack of manners!

"We all have our pet peeves and things that drive us nuts. But there's a difference between those and outright lack of manners!"

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - #020 - Popcorn Tins!

Panel 1:

"This probably won't be funny to a lot of ppl. But here's a new beanz strip. Basically i love Christmas popcorn tins. Always devour the butter n cheddar but never touch the caramel. - Chris"

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - #019 - Happy Hallowbean!

Panel 1:

Who can resist the urge to pig out on Halloween candy? But at what cost comes this revelry?

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - #018 - Turn Signal?

Panel 1:

Some of these new-fangled so called "features" in these cars are overrated. Turn signal? What's that even mean?

Monday, August 18, 2014 - #017 - Beantown Comic Con

Panel 1: Dirk and Bernie are sitting at the bar.  Dirk says to Bernie “Saw a bunch of those costumed comic con kids on the T...” Panel 2: Dirk and Bernie each gulp their respective beers. Panel 3: Dirk says to Bernie “I did like that Guardians of the Galaxy movie tho…” Panel 4: Bernie says to Dirk “Yea, and that Game of Thrones show is wicked good!” Panel 5: Dirk and Bernie stare at each other, seemingly sizing up the other’s reaction to their confessions of geekiness. Panel 6: Dirk and Bernie are standing on the Boston Comic Con floor.  There are artists’ tables with Boston Cartoon Company beanz, Don Mathias Bean, Gina Bean.  Hub Bub Bean is in the background cosplaying as the Incredible Hulk.  Dirk is dressed like Rocket Raccoon and Bernie is dressed like the Mother of Dragons Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen.  Dirk says “This feels right!!”

Dirk and Bernie pay a visit to Beantown Comic Con and bond over something besides happy hour for once!

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - #016 - Baby Beanz (Such Feels!)

016 Baby Beanz (Such Feels) Panel 1: Pregnant Amber Bean and smiling Chris Bean are sitting on a couch in their apartment, Chris' hand is on her belly. Amber Bean says “Do you think you'll cry when he's born?” Panel 2: Chris Bean replies “I'm a man...Men don't cry at that kind of stuff.” Panel 3: Setting changed from apartment to hospital, post bean birth. Chris is standing to the left side of the hospital bed with Amber in it. Chris is holding Baby Bean and crying a river, saying “Waahhhhh”. The tears have flooded the room waist high and Amber Bean is afraid as her bed starts to rock and float in the tide.  By Paul O'Brien & Chris Watson. Copyright 2014 Boston Cartoon Company, LLC

Chris Watson is back from paternity leave a changed man! Such feels!

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - #015 - Productive Meeting

015 Productive Meeting Panel 1: Backed out shot of the interior of an apartment. Chris Bean is eating a slice of pizza, drinking a beer, and sitting on a couch on the left of the frame. Mike Bean is hunched over a coffee table on another couch, drawing something. Paul Bean is on the right, sitting on Finn the Dog. Paul Bean says 'I wanna talk about our comics and other business.' Panel 2: Close up shot of Paul Bean 'But first things first!!!' Panel 3: Same backed out shot as panel one, but there's smoke in the air and the Beanz are all red eyed and relaxed. Paul Bean says 'Awesome...You guys ready to talk business?' Panel 4: Beanz all passively sit. Panel 5: Mike Bean says 'Let's watch Rick & Morty!!!' Chris Bean excitedly says 'Yes!' Panel 6: The Beanz are all cracking up and the TV blares 'Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!' By Paul O'Brien & Chris Watson. Copyright 2014 Boston Cartoon Company, LLC

The best laid plans of mice and Beanz...

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - #014 - Dirk and Bernie II

014 - Dirk And Bernie II Panel 1: Dirk and Bernie are sitting at the Bar.  Both Beanz are middle aged low-level desk jockies.  Dirk is tall and skinny and seated on the left.  Bernie is short and squat, and sitting to the right.  The reader has the bartender’s perspective.  Bernie, staring into his beer with his elbow on the bar, says ‘My boss friggin’ tore me a new one last night’.
Panel 2: Dirk replies “For what? Leaving the bathroom a mess again?” with a slight smirk.  Bernie, ignoring Dirk’s comment, says ‘Get this, he was all upset because the new Meara Capital NAV reports weren’t cut already...For Chrissakes it’s only Day 6!’
Panel 3: Dirk, unfazed says “Wow, inn’t that Day 10 NAV?...You tell him off?”  Bernie says “Yeah, so I showed him...I went home and logged in...Worked ‘til 10:30!”
Panel 4: Bernie continues after a swig of beer.  “I walked into his office today at 7:45, and put the whole file on his desk!
Panel 5: Bernie, looking proudly to his raised beer before he takes a sip “Yeah, I showed that prick.”  Dirk burps slightly under his breath.
Panel 6: Bernie, calmly and confidently scopes out the bar scene to the right of the frame.  Dirk just stares straight ahead. By Paul O'Brien & Chris Watson. Copyright 2014 Boston Cartoon Company, LLC

Dirk and Bernie are back at the bar, relaxing after a hard day's work and drowning their sorrows, respectively.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - #013 - Don't Talk About My Brady!

013 - Don't Talk About My Brady! Panel 1: Young Buck Bean is standing in a field, with some trees and the Beantown skyline in the background. He is about to throw a football and says 'Tom Brady is the greatest QB of all-time' Panel 2: Backwards Hat Bro Bean laconically catches the football Panel 3: Backwards Hat Bro Bean winds up to throw the football and says 'Brady sucks!! Only thing he's great at is being overrated.' Panel 4: Young Buck Bean's eyes squint in rage as he catches the football. Panel 5: Backwards Hat Bro Bean is waiting for the football but something changed his face to a look of wide-eyed shock. Panel 6: Backwards Hat Bro Bean falls to the right in recoil as a brick bounces off his head. He screams 'OUCH' By Paul O'Brien & Chris Watson. Copyright 2014 Boston Cartoon Company, LLC

In Beantown, sports is religion to some. Do not disrespect their idols.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - #012 - Boston Traffic, Part Deux

012 - Boston Traffic, Part Deux Panel 1: Closeup shot of  Baked Bean behind the wheel of a car, hands at 10 and 2, eyes bloodshot.  He thinks to himself “Traffic is a shit show today”. Panel 2: Baked Bean gets fed up and yells “C’mon let’s go!” while honking his horn twice in anger. Panel 3: Zoom out past the passenger side door, revealing Baked Bean in a car behind a small yellow convertible with no driver.  There is a white bricked building in the background, along with some parking meters and a Hipster Chic Bean wearing a blue and white striped shirt, purple beret, and holding a medium iced coffee.  She is staring irritatedly at Baked Bean.  Baked Bean’s eyebrows are furrowed in rage. Panel 4: Same scene as Panel 3, except Baked Bean’s eyes widen, eyebrows raise in revelation that he is an idiot and had beeped at an empty parked car. Panel 5: Hipster Chic Bean says “You know you’re behind a parked car right??” Panel 6: Baked Bean looks at Hipster Chic Bean abashedly, cheeks redfaced with shame, “Oops…”

Traffic is usually caused by the ebb and flow of human activity, by the fluctuation in the volume of cars heading in the same general vicinity. But what if, man, the traffic was all in your head?

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - #011 - Wahlformers

#011 Wahlformers - Panel 1: Bespectacled Male Newsreporter Bean is speaking into the camera with the Beantown skyline in the background. He says 'Mark Wahlberg has reportedly been jumping on top of electronics and speaking to them. He's now on top of the Citgo Sign'. Panel 2: Mark Wahlberg, sitting atop the Citgo Sign  says 'C'mon buddy...I know you've got to be one...You're more than meets the eyes.' Panel 3: Midway on the top of the sign, a robot head flips out with an annoyed face. Mark says 'I knew it!!! Wanna be friends!? Citgo Signbot says 'Get the @#%� off of me!' By Paul O'Brien & Chris Watson. Copyright 2014 Boston Cartoon Company, LLC

Say hello to your mother for me. Wait, do transformers even have mothers? Maybe say hello to the AllSpark then.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - #010 - Inside Joke

#010 - Inside Joke - Panel 1: Baked Bean is alone and leaning up against the wall at Copley Greenline Station.  He is wearing a tri colored cotton poncho commonly referred to as a 'drug rug'.  Baked Bean has a silly grin on his face.  Panel 2: Camera zooms in slightly to a closeup of Baked Bean's face.  His grin turns into a closed lip smile and his pink eyes are more apparent.  Panel 3: Extreme zoom closeup of Baked Bean's face, with a bottom lip biting smile, on the verge of cracking up hysterically because he just remembered a wicked funny story.

Remembering an inside joke or a wicked funny story at the wrong time makes you look like a maniac. This bean knows what I'm talking about...Happy Holiday!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - #009 - Easter 2014

009 - Easter 2014
Panel 1 - Bruins Fan Bean and Average Black Bean are standing in a mall. Bruins Fan Bean says “I can’t wait til it’s my turn!” Average Black Bean says “You know it’s a guy in a suit, right?” Panel 2 - Bruins Fan Bean belligerently screams “No it’s not!!!” Average Black Bean says “Ok…” with a quizzical look on his face. Panel 3 - The frame of the panel is a slightly skewed Polaroid picture of Bruins Fan Bean sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap.  The Easter Bunny Bean is clearly drunk and slovenly, with a flask in his right hand.  Bruins Fan Bean is ecstatic and has a child-like look on his face.

Growing up is overrated. We should envy those who have kept at least a small sliver of their childhood innocence and sense of wonderment. You may, however, want to envy them from afar.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - #008 - Boston Traffic

008 - Traffic Takes Forever - Panel 1: Clean Cut Bean, in a dress shirt and tie, is commuting to work in his car.  He is holding hot coffee in a travel mug. The background is Beantown in the morning, a large sun rising on the horizon. Panel 2: Clean Cut Bean is now holding cold coffee. He is sporting a full grown beard, and looks beaten and messy.  The sun is high in the sky. Panel 3: Clean Cut Bean is now a skeleton still in the same spot in traffic. Still holding coffee.  The stars are out in the background.

You aren't stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic! I guess this Bean kinda deserves this fate though, as he isn't carpooling and able to take the glorious HOV Lane!

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 007 - Pumping Gas

007 - Pumping Gas - Panel 1: Red Sox Hat Bean (RSHB) is about to start pumping gas into his SUV. He has just put his credit card into the gas pump.  The pump prompts him for his zip code. Panel 2: RSHB is entering things into the keypad with a dismayed and determined look on his face.  Prompt asks for town, mother’s maiden name, weight, blood type, social security number...etc. Panel 3: Pump Prompt says “Declined”.  RSHB puts fist through it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 006 - St. Paddy's Day 2014

006 - St Paddy's Day 2014

We've all been there...either the same place as this poor Bean, or with someone in this state, or walked by someone in this condition. For some reason, St. Patrick's Day brings out the worst/best in people. It's probably a reaction to these frickin terrible winters! We emerge from hibernation, and want to party!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 005 - Drop amd Give Me Fifty!

Drop and give me fifty!

Good intentions are often overlooked. Private Bean was just trying to obey his orders! Maybe Sarge Bean will use his anger management techniques to calm down before he kills Private Bean.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 004 - Batfleck!

Batfleck!

Getting into character must be a tough job. It's nice to have friends that would help you out when you need it.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 003 - My Wife Left Me...

003 - My Wife Left Me...

Here we have a common Beantown sighting, a pair of drinking buddies. Dirk and Bernie have been working in various downtown Beantown offices for the better part of their lives. On a typical workday, they watch the time until it's beer o'clock. The local watering hole beckons them rain or shine. Comradery, classic rock, fried food and cheap beer make everything alllllriiiight.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 002 - Red Sox Parade 2013

002 - Red Sox Parade 2013

Remember the Red Sox Parade? This bean doesn't! It's ok though. This hangover won't be anything a few Powerades and a plate of corned beef hash from Jim's Deli can't fix!

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 001 - Spare Change?

002 - Spare Change?

The joke here is that technology is becoming ubiquitous. Also that a beggar has an iPhone. You're welcome for spelling that out for you.