Chuck & Beans

final C&B

It’s with no small amount of mixed emotions that I must announce that Chuck & Beans is going on
hiatus.Truth is, after six years (!) I was feeling a little burned out and I felt it was beginning to effect the
quality of the comic. My hope is that with some time off I can bring it back with the same level of
excitement I had when I first started the strip. Until then, I hope you’ll stick around to see what I and all
my crazy-talented friends and co-workers come up with.

If I haven’t said it enough, my deepest thanks to everyone who took the time over the years to tell me how
much they’ve enjoyed the strip. It made all the difference in the world.

-brian


Posted by brian - Labels: Brian G., Cartoon, Chuck & Beans
Comments

56 Responses to “ Chuck & Beans ”

Tom M on November 1st, 2013 12:22 pm

Wow, thanks for all the great C&B’s brian! Sure gonna miss Fridays Chuck and Beans (and the occasional surprise strip.) Hope it’s See ya’ later, not goodbye. :)

Robert on November 1st, 2013 12:29 pm

Brian,
on one hand I am on the verge of crying right now. Chuck & Beans became a regular part of my life for which I am eternally grateful.

On the other, you have earned your break and I hope through your newly found free time you will bring even more joy to the people around you and yourself.

Greetings from Slovakia and hoping for your quick return.
P.S.: PLEASE do a Christmas comic. Please. I still remember last years.

Russ on November 1st, 2013 12:44 pm

That’s what Papa told me about my cat. He said “Puddin went on hiatus”.
But seriously…come back soon, C & B.

alex on November 1st, 2013 1:06 pm

Thanks for the great comics Brian! Chuck will be missed. Beans too!

Javi on November 1st, 2013 1:15 pm

Such a pity… I only can say thanks for sharing your work and make us smile.I hope it will return someday.

WilliamJansen on November 1st, 2013 1:17 pm

Thank you so much for your efforts over the years. Go relax, rest and forget about Chuck & Beans. We’ll remember them for you.

Be Happy!

Nicholas on November 1st, 2013 1:40 pm

Best of luck to you Brian.
Thank you for the ride, and I hope to see Chuck & Beans return someday (I’ll stay subscribed to the RSS feed!).

Quinton on November 1st, 2013 1:48 pm

This is one of my favorite comics. I truly appreciate all of the work you’ve put into these over the years. I didn’t subscribe until a year or two ago, so I suppose I’ll need to track down the archives to keep me busy until you come back.

Please do come back, and enjoy your time away. :-)

TabTwo on November 1st, 2013 2:30 pm

Enjoy your time off :-)

KC on November 1st, 2013 2:47 pm

brian, I think we can all relate to needing that mental/creative break when we’ve been going at it for long periods of time. Enjoy the time off, and we’ll be here waiting for the return of C&B!

Luiza on November 1st, 2013 2:49 pm

Nooooooooooooooo

Andreas Schamanek on November 1st, 2013 3:04 pm

Chuck&Beans was one of the very few comics I was always looking forward to. I can understand your motivations. Still, I’ll miss them :-|

fairyhedgehog on November 1st, 2013 3:07 pm

Oh noes! I love Chuck and Beans.

But that’s an ungrateful response to all these years of wonderful comics. Of course you must take care of yourself and like Quinton I shall probably raid the archives.

I hope you’ll be back (really, really hope it) but whatever happens you’ve given us some truly great comics. Thank you.

Martin on November 1st, 2013 3:44 pm

I’ll stick around for sure!

dmax on November 1st, 2013 3:50 pm

Poop. I don’t like many comics these days, but yours was one I really enjoy(ed). But take a good break. Life’s too short and you never know what’s next. Gotta be happy.

Take care.

Markus on November 1st, 2013 4:01 pm

always enjoyed c&b very much, enjoy your break and cheers from Cologne, Germany!

Reavenk on November 1st, 2013 4:19 pm

Some weeks I would forget it was Friday until I saw Chuck + Beans in my RSS feeds. What shall herald my weekends now?

Rob O. on November 1st, 2013 4:43 pm

Enjoy your well-deserved break!
We’ll be right here when you come back!

Nyssa on November 1st, 2013 5:32 pm

Nooooooo!. Come back soon,
I love Chuck and Beans

Peter Rogers on November 1st, 2013 5:36 pm

Awww — hope to see _Chuck & Beans_ back again someday, but totally understandable if that can’t be. Either way, be well, Brian, and thank you for so many wonderful comics. :)

Chris on November 1st, 2013 10:15 pm

Thanks for all your hard work through the years :) I just realized that your strip has taken me through when I started college up to the present point in grad school.

I’ll definitely cherish these cartoons. I just hope that, please, whatever you do, don’t become a second Bill Watterson. I respect his decision, but you similarly have so much talent that it would be a shame if it was bottled up forever. You don’t have to bring back C&B, but please put all that talent to use somewhere :)

ps. can you reprint some of the strips into another calendar? i’m so sad I missed the 2012 calendar!!

Paz on November 1st, 2013 11:01 pm

A big THANK YOU. For all the laughs and sweet memories. Thanks again.

semaphorism on November 1st, 2013 11:14 pm

It’s a magical world … let’s go exploring!

Thank you, Brian. You wonderful work will be missed.

brian on November 1st, 2013 11:57 pm

Be my guest, Chris! I’m just flattered anyone would want these guys on their wall at all!

All the best,

brian

fea on November 2nd, 2013 4:49 am

Enjoy a good break! Then please come back ;)
Thanks for your brilliant work!

Betty on November 2nd, 2013 5:40 am

I love Chuck & Beans. Thank you for all the laughs. Enjoy your break!

Christopher on November 2nd, 2013 9:07 am

That was very well-written, and captivating, if there’s a word for it.

While I will miss checking shoebox every day, I’m glad for you, Brian. After your well-deserved rest, I’m sure Chuck and Beans will be as fulfilling to read as ever.

Honestly, I’m very glad you made this decision. While I had no problem with the latest strips, I’m just glad you weren’t so willing to scrape the barrel as other comic writers are inclined to.

It seems like you’ve been through a lot. You’ve more than earned a break, and I’m all for it. It’ll mean better quality, which in my opinion is preferable to regular publishing.

All the best,

Christopher

Adam on November 2nd, 2013 9:17 am

Good luck, and hope you find everything you are looking for!

jonathan on November 2nd, 2013 11:50 am

Hey Brian-

Spotting a Chuck and Beans cartoon somewhere on the Internet is what brought me to this blog in the first place! (It was only after reading for a few weeks that I realized that it was associated with the greeting card company.) C&Bs have always been my favorite, and I wish you good luck in whatever you do next.

Giank on November 2nd, 2013 3:31 pm

I will miss Chuck and Beans… :-)
Thanks for the comics you’ve shared all these years!

Neringa on November 2nd, 2013 4:59 pm

:(

Esn on November 3rd, 2013 4:05 am

Thank you for the good comics, Brian! I started reading them a number of months ago (through my subscription on Isitfunnytoday.com) and have found your work to be charming, thoughtful and relevant up until the end. What are your future plans?

Now, I feel I must ask: have you ever considered collecting them all into a book? Doing a Kickstarter/IndieGoGo thing, maybe? I haven’t the foggiest idea of where you live, but… if you ever set up a table at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I’ll be sure to come and say hello.

Matthew on November 3rd, 2013 8:00 am

Well, It was fun while it lasted. Good Luck with your new job at Hallmark.

Christy on November 3rd, 2013 9:15 am

I found your comic last year and have enjoyed reading each one. Thanks for the laughs. Take care and have a good rest.

Mauricio on November 3rd, 2013 12:33 pm

I will miss your work dude. Greetings from Costa Rica.

R on November 3rd, 2013 6:11 pm

Thanks for all the effort you have put in over the years, while I only discovered C&B a year or so ago, I couldn’t imagine keeping up with the work that has to be involved in making these even for that long.

Enjoy the break, you really do deserve it, and I’ll be waiting with anticipation for the next one, whenever you decide to get back to it.

Penguin Pete on November 4th, 2013 12:03 am

Wow! And I already announced I’d be shutting down “Doomed to Obscurity” this December, after only five years! I hear you on the burn-out, it does feel like a strip gets in the way of bigger things you’d rather be doing sometimes.

Thanks for the years of magic with our cute bunny and doggy friends. I always liked your style for the refreshingly simple way you connect right to the point of the humor.

JM on November 4th, 2013 12:43 am

Thanks for all the early morning smiles over the time! Great work! Can’t wait to see you back. :)

Felix on November 4th, 2013 6:16 am

Thanks for all the superb comics, take your time, and I hope someday Chuck & Beans will return.

P.S. a new calender or a nice C & B mug would really fit my office :)

Russ Woods on November 4th, 2013 9:42 am

Love your comic, Brian! Thank you so much for all the insight and entertainment over the years. I’m a comic writer myself, and I must say that your strip is the bar that I set for myself every time I think of dialog for a strip. Have a great time on hiatus and come back blazing!

Toby Underwood on November 4th, 2013 11:41 am

Never commented before but feel the need to.

Thanks Brian,

Usually C&B gets read aloud in our I.T. room everytime one hits. I don’t remember how I found this comic but it’s been a staple for over a year now. Hope to see more some time in the future, get some rest!

-Underwood

Aaronage on November 5th, 2013 7:26 am

Damn, I will really miss Chuck & Beans

Enjoy the break and thanks for the great comics!

Cramill on November 5th, 2013 8:51 am

Thanks for all the comics! There will always be a place in my feed reader for Chuck and Beans whenever (if ever? frowny face) you decide to put out more. I wouldn’t mind a sporadic comic here and there if you feel like keeping a schedule burns you out.

Kien Tran on November 6th, 2013 11:23 am

Thanks for such a great comic! I hope you consider running “reruns” during your break!

Mike T on November 7th, 2013 10:54 pm

Noo! But, I understand. Such a fantastic comic. It spoke to so many level of geekiness!

I wish you would publish these other than on the ‘Net.

Time to go back 6 years, and relive this comic. :)

Mike

E on November 8th, 2013 12:50 pm

Your comic has been a part of my weekly routine for the past couple of years. It has brought me many smiles and laughs over the years, and I will certainly miss it. I hope you come back from your break refreshed and I look forward to whatever you may come up with next!

Jessi @ Quirky Cookery on November 10th, 2013 3:48 pm

You’ll be missed! I hope your hiatus doesn’t turn into a permanent one like it so often does for those who “just need a break” and then realize how great it is after they’ve stepped away. If it does turn out that way, though, don’t be afraid to come tell us that later….or tell us what you’re working on elsewhere or loving instead, etc. :)

Rob Palmer on November 11th, 2013 9:45 am

Aw Sad times, but a massive THANK YOU for sharing!

Michael on November 19th, 2013 1:47 am

Thanks a lot and hope to see you soon!

Vashti on November 23rd, 2013 4:31 am

I love Chuck & Beans! Will miss them, but thank you and have a good rest :)

Kevin Wohler on November 26th, 2013 1:18 pm

Brian, it was great running into you at Planet Comicon this year, so I could tell you how much Chuck & Beans means to me. I hope this is a short hiatus, but I want to thank you for the lovable characters you’ve brought to life. You’ve given your readers some wonderful laughs and happy memories. Best of luck to you in your next adventure!

Felix on November 28th, 2013 10:22 am

Good luck!

Seth on November 29th, 2013 4:05 pm

Really love the comics. Will miss Chuck & Beans, but you have earned a break. Have fun, thanks for everything. As of now its almost December, so Merry Christmas as well from Canada!

Insanity540 on December 7th, 2013 1:03 am

Brian, thank you for all the awesome comics. I really love C&B and get immense joy whenever it pops up on my RSS. I regularly promote/share your comics and wait for the day that you return.

Please consider doing an Xmas (and NYE) comic.

A huge fan from Sydney.

Janne on December 19th, 2013 4:15 am

Thanks for one of the best comics there is.
I for one hope you someday return to it, but for now hope you enjoy your break.
Thanks and Merry Christmas from Sweden.

Lynn on January 9th, 2014 10:51 am

:( I’ll miss Chuck & Beans. :(
I wish for you a rejuvenating rest & look forward to your return.
Thank you so much for making me laugh – especially on days I needed it most.

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