Name: Gavin Cornell Birthday: August 23, 2008 Born in: California Likes: Making Bean and bone stuff, collecting pokemon cards, reading
The Story behind Bean & bone
Back in 2017, a 3 year old kid named Adam was making a birthday card for his grandma, and he told his mom that he was going to tell a story for her to write down. But since this story was coming from a 3-year-old, it wasn't very good. Just then, Adam's 9-year-old big brother, Gavin Cornell, happened to be walking by him.
Gavin asked, "What are you making, Adam?"
"Just a little story called, 'The Adventures of Bean and Bone,'" Adam replied. Gavin looked down at the paper. The drawings for the story were just a bunch of scribbles and the words didn't even make sense, but Gavin was still impressed. At this time, he was really into reading and creating comic books, and seeing the name of Adam's book gave Gavin an idea. Instantly, he ran into his room, and a few hours later, came out with a finished comic book. After some research and planning, in the fall of 2018, 10-year-old Gavin adapted his miniature comic book into a daily comic strip journal for Bean and Bone. When he brought this journal to school, he let kids read it and they gave him great feedback on how funny the comics were.
The daily comic strip idea was discontinued November of 2018 through February 2019 while the production of the 60+ page Bean and Bone novel was in progress. A few kids from Gavin's school even purchased an online copy of the book, too. Soon, Gavin started his second Bean and Bone novel, only to take a break from it 1/3 of the way in. Fast forward to 2020, and almost 12-year old Gavin started the official Bean and Bone website all by himself, as well as resuming his second book and retouching his first one, which you can now buy digitally. He also began animating 2-5 minute long animations each month. Resuming his comic strip as well, Gavin stepped back from the daily to a once a week comic strip.