Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Jennifer's Coffee Connection is closing up after 25 years of serving Studio City/North Hollywood.
I worked at Jennifer's some years back. That's where I met Jimmy Zerda, actor, comedian, comic-strip writer. At some point, I began drawing his strip and we had plans in the works to publish a book of these things. Those plans ended in February of '06, when he took his life.
I haven't drawn Beanman since, but the closing of Jennifer's is a significant enough event to make me lift pen to paper again. So above is the first new Beanman strip in nearly half a decade.
More info about Jennifer's may be found here.
Rest in peace, Jimmy.