Xeric Grant Recipient Gary Scott Beatty read his first comic book, a beat up old Tin Tin hardcover, in his grade school library some time before the ’60s Batman craze. The first alternative comic he produced (They were called “underground” then) was on his high school’s mimeograph machine, after hours, without permission. Nearly three decades later the tools and format have changed, but Gary is still producing printed pieces that communicate and entertain.
His Aazurn Publishing projects include Xeric Grant Winner “Jazz: Cool Birth,” “Number One” with “Adventures of Aaron” artist Aaron Warner, “Seductions” with Oz artist Bill Bryan and “Adam Among the Gods” with James Lyle.
Gary is also publisher and editor of Indie Comics Magazine, 64 pages of the best story and art from today’s independent comic book creators. http://indiecomicsmagazine.com
His coloring and lettering for 3 Boys Productions’ “Students of the Unusual” has appeared since the popular indy comic’s first issue and now his logo design graces each cover. The controversial “Wedding of Popeye and Olive” Gary colored for Ocean Comics was discussed on Good Morning America, in “The New York Times,” “Time” magazine and “Newsweek.” His work with nationally syndicated cartoonist Aaron Warner included coloring “Adventures of Aaron” Sunday strips, producing the “Sparky and Tim” collection cover and typography and coloring for much of Aaron’s advertising studio work. His cover coloring for Scott Rosema’s “August” are now definitive of the character. His production assistance in Omega7’s “America’s Forgotten Children” publication helped lead to the recovery of several missing children. He letters for Viper and for Kaso Comics, has written scripts for Nicky Cruz Outreach and, locally, produces a full color, monthly entertainment magazine.
The publication production expert, typographer, writer, illustrator and comic book colorist’s engaging ramblings can be found at http://comicartistsdirect.com
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