Gary Scott Beatty

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Indie Comics #1 Premieres in June’s Previews!

Indie Comics #1 is not only the best genre adventure from today's independent comic book creators, but also a valuable resource for anyone interested in the world of independent comics!

Order Indie Comics #1 in June’s Previews comic book catalog, under Aazurn Publishing, Diamond # JUN160995.

Indie Comics #1 features six stories from different creative teams. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work.

The adventure begins when Rick Bonn asks “Why Did the Caveman Cross the Sea?” Bonn (Bonnfire Media) and artist Christopher Herndon follow a Bigfoot/Tarzan hybrid in a world of dinosaurs.

Brad Olrich’s mercenaries attempt a raid on Rectory VII, “At Galaxy’s Core.” Olrich’s (Commodore Dinosaur) thieves go to work retrieving a donation from The Church of Eternal Recurrence in this Dark Ages inspired sci fi.

Terry Cronin plunges three college students on spring break into an underground world of bloodsucking women. In “The Flame of Faith,” Cronin (Students of the Unusual) and artist Ghostfire tell a new kind of vampire story with a mysterious tattoo, freak tumors and spring break in Florida!

Hans Christian Andersen meets H.P. Lovecraft when Gary Scott Beatty follows “The Maketch Girl” and elder gods into darkness. Beatty’s (Number One) "The Little Match Girl” pastiche turns the child toward sunless, ancient worlds of eldritch horrors.

Michael R. Carr presents two aging adversaries converging for a final encounter in “Silence.” Carr (A Dark Allie) and artist Brian Atkins explore honor and eternal rest in eight pages of swordplay!

Finally, diesel punk meets modern world in Paul Bradford’s “The Night Errant!” Bradford (Astral Crusaders) and artist Randy Valiente bring us a character that has had enough of the corruption and crime throughout his city.

With all of these talented people and genre adventures, we’re specializing in bang for your buck! An Aazurn subscription at your comic shop will not land you in the middle of a mega-series. Indie Comics #2 and #3 will be in Previews in August and October.

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Indie Comics #1 features mature themes and 48 pages of stunning artwork in glorious black and white. Order the first issue from June 2016's Previews catalog under Aazurn Publishing.


Gary Scott Beatty


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HOW DO THEY DO IT?

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.

Check out Gary's article here for ways to keep your writing ideas fresh and different.

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


INFORMATIVE ARTICLES

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.

Halloween: Comics, Not Candy. Turn kids on to comics!