Terry Beatty


Terry Beatty
Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty is the artist and co-creator (with Max Allan Collins) of the long-running private eye comic book series, Ms. Tree. Collaborations with Collins also include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane’s Mike Danger and Johnny Dynamite. Collins and Beatty are currently at work on Return to Perdition, a graphic novel sequel to Road to Perdition, for DC’s Vertigo Crime line.

For over a decade, Beatty was the primary inker of DC Comics’ “animated-style” Batman comics, including a four-year stint inking Chris Jones’ pencils on The Batman Strikes. Although he no longer regularly inks a monthly Bat-book for DC, he has inked several issues of the current cartoon-based title, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with perhaps more to come.

Beatty’s cover paintings appear regularly on Scary Monsters magazine, as well as its spin-off Monster Memories annual. His illustrations have appeared on covers for Berkeley Books and Hard Case Crime. His drawings and sculptures have been featured in various gallery shows in Minneapolis.

A former Iowan, Beatty moved to the Kansas City area in 2011, with his wife Erika and son Kirby. He has a daughter, Elizabeth, from a previous marriage, who has presented him with two wonderful grandsons, Dawson and Tristin.

Bio adapted from Beatty’s website.


Terry Beatty is accepting art commissions. For more information, contact him by email at terrybeatty@mac.com.


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