Wow, it’s finished.


I’ve honestly been dreading the day I’d write this post. Cans of Beans has been a massive part of my life for 8(!!!) years, created at a time of my life where these characters, themes, and storylines clicked with me. My overall outlook in life has evolved over these years, but for some reason I stayed true to my original intent (even down to my refusal to heavily promote my own work–jeez). This comic was authentic to who I was back when I was still in college; I’m glad to finally finish this story and close this chapter of my life.

To all my readers, fans, friends, and confidants, thank you for taking this journey with me. I know Carl, Dude, Billy, etc. are all special to you and it fills me with joy when I hear how much you see yourselves in these characters! Whether you relate to Carl’s emotional toil over falling in love or Dude’s trouble letting go of the past, I’m happy you care this deeply about these characters. So again, thank you. <3


So, where to go from here? will still be up for as long as I humanly can, but in the case my site goes down forever, you can find it fully archived by the good folks at the Global Webcomics Archive by the Ivy Plus Library Confederation. Thanks, Columbia University & the University of Chicago!

I have plans to publish Cans of Beans as a physical book, whether I can find the right publisher or go straight to Kickstarter (most likely the latter). In the mean time, I will start uploading re-formatted pages on Webtoons and/or Tapas, to help spark interest especially if I choose to crowdfund.

There also might be side stories in the future to help flesh out certain aspects of the story I glossed over, such as Carl’s friendship and downfall with Gene or one that focuses on Carl & Dude as a couple, but that’s not in its immediate future (most likely to be compiled with the physical book).

For my Patreon backers, thank you so much for your support and thank you for being so patient with me. I recognize I haven’t been the most generous Patreon creator, and I’d like to make it up to you. If you’ve donated to me in the past (ESPECIALLY if you upgraded to the $7 tier or more), please drop me an email! When I get the chapter PDFs finally consolidated and I cross-reference with the backer list, I’d like to send you those for you to enjoy. Those PDFs will then be available for online purchase in the near future. FYI, my Patreon will be slowly converted to a more general-purpose ‘I’m making comics’ Patreon.

As for me, there are two on-going things with my life at the moment–another comic series that I’ve been working on behind-the-scenes and a video game I’ve been helping develop.

If you’ve been watching any of my social media feeds, I’ve been working on a Southern Gothic comic called “The False Prophet of the Mississippi Delta.” It’s closer in the realm of detective drama and horror with a more traditional-looking art style, very tonally different from Cans of Beans. If you like my storytelling style, you’ll probably dig it.

On the other hand, you might know that I work in the video game industry as my day job. I’m currently a Cinematic Designer at a little indie studio called The Game Band and we’re working hard on our debut game “Where Cards Fall,” a coming-of-age puzzle game. If you like slice-of-life narratives and killer brainteasers, I recommend it when it comes out.

As always, I’m active on Twitter and Instagram, so if you want to see what I’m up to, that would be the best place to check out any updates. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Your encouragement and support helped finish this comic.

Love you all. Peace. <3

  • Tamara Go