Gary Scott Beatty

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Savage Adventure, Unstoppable Mutants and Eldritch Horrors are in Indie Comics #2!

Nipping close at the heals of Indie Comics #1 is the second issue of this breakthrough comic, in August’s Previews catalog, under Aazurn Publishing!

Six stories from five different creative teams bring action adventure and horror to readers. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work.

Christopher Herndon’s art was a favorite in #1, and he returns with writer Rick Bonn’s savage caveman Rohrr! Two unlikely companions form a bond in an inhospitable prehistory world in “All You Need Is…”

Gary Scott Beatty turns a Japanese legend to the dark side in “The Deadly Passion of Vega and Altair.” Two creatures find love in the Aazurn terror universe, and it does not end well for them! Beatty persists in turning over beloved religious stories to his pantheon of weird gods.

Brad Olrich’s ill-fated mercenary raid concludes in this issue. Will Cillian Grif and the B’rzai retrieve the fetus from the Church of Eternal Recurrence’s cloning facility? What of the guardian leeches? The lowborn meet The Cardinal “At Galaxy’s Core.”

Oh, the day after! Terry Cronin’s spring breakers are caught between fangs, tattoos and tumors in “Flame of Faith” and their lives will never be the same! Sharp wakes with tumors, Aileen and Buck search for the girl with answers and Fishbone is — changed, in “The Flame of Faith: The Khamsa.”

Lovecraftian horror meets punk rock when an aging musician confronts a mad cult in Gary Scott Beatty’s “The Portal’s Dreadful Key!” In 1982, regressed townies at a distant venue lead Nick to madness. Today, a pagan fetish reappears and the old story suddenly becomes very real!

The Mute 8 never fail! Paul Bradford’s desert raiders discover why when they threaten an isolated desert stronghold. Lock and load, it’s time for some fun!

Indie Comics #1 can still be backordered from your local or online comic shop with order code JUN160995. Indie Comics #2 is offered in August’s Previews catalog, under Aazurn Publishing. Indie Comics #3 is on the way!

Gary Scott Beatty

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How do They Do It? is a feature on Comic Artists Direct that explores the nuts and bolts of the creative process. Check out the below articles!

James Lyle demonstrates his working methods from start to finish on an illustrated logo project.

Gary draws, inks, colors and lays out a cover illustration for On the Shore magazine here.

James Lyle talks about brainstorming for ideas here.

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Gary's step by step article on lettering for comics is here.


Submitting Art to Comic Book Companies by Scott Rosema. What do the pros look for when judging the acceptability of your artwork? Tips from Scott.

Small Press Stories. Comic Artists Direct asked accomplished small press creators to tell us about producing, printing, publishing and distributing small press comics in today's changing market. The results are contributions from Peter Kuper, Jaime, Steve Lafler and Steve "Noppie" Noppenberger and more, here!

Promotion for Your Book by Gary Scott Beatty. It doesn't matter how killer your comic, fans have to know you exist. This primer by Gary offers some ideas.

Questions and Answers. Chances are your question is answered here.

Navigating Comic Book Conventions by Gary Scott Beatty. It's easy to wander around in a daze at big conventions. A little preplanning can make your visit even better.

Breaking Into Comics by Gary Scott Beatty. There's more than one way to be a success in the comic book industry. These stories from pros are inspirational.

Coloring Comic Books Before Computers by Gary Scott Beatty. The processes printers went through to color comics before computers will amaze and impress you.

Comic Book Lettering -- How do They Do It? by Gary Scott Beatty. Putting those comic book letters in those little word balloons may be more complicated than you think.

Been There, Done That -- Avoiding Cliches in Comic Book Writing by Gary Scott Beatty. How does a writer break away from the everyday?

Setting Up a High School Comic Book Class by Gary Scott Beatty. Wouldn't it be cool to take a high school comic book production class? A Minnesotta teacher is setting one up and asked for Gary's advice. So, as long as he asked -- Gary's article is here.

Hang 'Em High! Framing your Original Comic Art.

The Word "Got" and literacy in comics.

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