Award winning veteran comic writer and artist Gary Scott Beatty's jazz piano man Dean Fontessa returns in five standalone stories on a central theme that come together with a twist - like a masterful, cool jazz solo Beatty's illustration style, inspired by jazz album cover design, drops readers into the late night music clubs of 1957. A fantastic, innovative and unique blend of art and text to depict the rhythm of the times "Jazz: Midnight is a beautiful marriage between 50's stylized art and captivate writing that only Beatty can provide. The ending result will leave you snapping your fingers for more Jazz: Anytime." - Solutions-By-Us. "Gary Scott Beatty continues to stretch the boundaries of comic books, graphic design, album artwork and storytelling all in one fell swoop." - T. Arvis.
About the Author
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 ditto 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 current Aazurn Publishing projects include Xeric Grant Winner "Jazz: Cool Birth," "The One" with "Adventures of Aaron" artist Aaron Warner, "Seductions" with Oz artist Bill Bryan and "Adam Among the Gods" with James Lyle. Lengthy articles detailing every step in Aazurn Publishing's birth are cataloged at aazurn.com. His coloring and lettering for 3 Boys Productions' "Students of the Unusual" has appeared since the popular indy comic's first issue - 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.