JOHN BEATTY http://johnbeattyart.com comic art Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 10 MINIMAL POP-ART PRINTS! http://johnbeattyart.com/10-minimal-pop-art-prints/ http://johnbeattyart.com/10-minimal-pop-art-prints/#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:30 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=879 The minimal retro-pop-culture images below have been a really fun and good source of discussion at shows for me. I’ve spoken with many people on the creation of them and why I did them. First tho, it’s not only “my” idea. I’ve seen minimalism images for sometime now and wanted to do a set of 4 to start with to test the waters.

Needless to say, it was a success, so I’ve built upon that and now I have 10 images in my collection!

John Beatty | 10 Minimal Pop Art Prints

All 10 will be available at both the ” Cincinnati Comic Expo ” and the ” Baltimore Comic Con

A GREAT DEAL!

Special pricing will be $50- for the set of 10 if you just can’t decide on one or two.

MAN CAVE APPROVED!

Men who love comics … I have had wives and girlfriends come up and purchase these prints as “approved” for the Man Cave due to their graphic design look. Keeping the better half of your relationship is a high priority. Show your great taste with these prints that are timeless and have no sexual overtones or other suggestive problem areas in them. Your lady will love that you respect her wishes in great design for your special room of comic and pop-culture collectables.

CHILD APPROVED!

I love when 3+ year old’s come to my table and look at these designs and then start naming the characters. This was part of my idea while I designed them. That the audience could be a toddler, or a middle aged fan.

Seems kids enjoy them as much as the older crowd.

Safe images for kids rooms … parents if you’re looking for that special image(s) to decorate your child’s room, please consider giving these images a look.

MAIL ORDER?

Perhaps coming soon if there is enough positive response to justify the packing and trips to the post office!

Thx-

  • John

 

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CINCINNATI COMIC EXPO – 2015 http://johnbeattyart.com/cincinnati-comic-expo-2015/ http://johnbeattyart.com/cincinnati-comic-expo-2015/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:35:40 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=875 Up next on my convention 2015 tour is a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio for the ” Cincinnati Comic ExpoCincinnati Comic Expo 2015
Come catch both myself and penciller Mike Zeck and get your books by the “Zeck/Beatty” team signed in one place.
See you all there!

– John

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GOING TO ‘KANSAS CITY’ – KANSAS CITY HERE I COME! http://johnbeattyart.com/going-to-kansas-city-kansas-city-here-i-come/ http://johnbeattyart.com/going-to-kansas-city-kansas-city-here-i-come/#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:30:25 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=859 BACK ON THE CONVENTION TRAIL AGAIN

During the month of July, I had no shows on my schedule. I’m not sure how that happened but for better or worse, it was a break in the stream of shows I’ve been attending this year.

KANSAS CITY COMIC CON 2015

John Beatty, Kansas City Comic Con 2015

Second stop for the “Secret Wars 30″ mini-tour, and so Mike Zeck and Jim Shooter will also be on hand.

TWO NEW MINIMAL PRINTS FIRST AT KCCC-2015

Superman, Daredevil, Minimal, John Beatty

Having had requests’ for Superman at the last two shows, Heroes Con and FSC, deciding that since I was going to Kansas it was time to do the “Man of Steel.”

Daredevil was a character I’ve been meaning to do since the hit series on Netflix – altho I’ve yet to have time to watch an episode, I’ve heard only good things about the way the show is being produced.

It’s on my list of “must watch” shows!

MY ROOTS IN ‘KANSAS CITY’ ARE LONG – SORTA –

I remember as a young boy a song my dad would play titled “Kansas City.”

—  Decades later — I’m finally going to “Kansas City”, and see what Wilbert Harrison was singing about!

Do you remember or know this song?

Be sure to check out all the guests and other events at the Kansas City Comic Con

– John

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CASTLES, CARS, CANETE AND PERISCOPE http://johnbeattyart.com/castles-cars-canete-and-periscope/ http://johnbeattyart.com/castles-cars-canete-and-periscope/#respond Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:00:01 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=849 PERISCOPE IS MY NEW STUDIO MATE

I first heard some rumbling about Periscope from my friend, Dakota. Not sure if it was during Heroes Con or the Florida Supercon? It seems he was the one having a conversation with someone about it.

Anyway, it’s connected with “Twitter” and is a fantastic app for your smartphone!

Periscope.tv | Homepage image
Periscope Homepage

CASTLES AND CARS

On my way down to the Florida Supercon I received an email and asked if I could take on a job of “vector inking” for another creative at Disney Design Group.

It had some fun stuff in the brief:

Cars – yes, “those” Cars and the castles from both Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and Walt Disneyland, Anaheim, CA.

Knowing I couldn’t start the job until after the 4 of July, I figured that this job would be lost to another and so I emailed back my schedule.

Turned out it would work and I got the job.

IT LOOKED TO BE A WEEK OF WORK

Fooled again! What sometimes looks in pencils to be a lot easier than it is turned out to be more than true in this instance.

Needless to say, even doing simple renders of the Disney castles is “very” time consuming and this is using Adobe Illustrator where shapes and cloning is possible! Wow … depressing that this job has taken so long and many, many hours to complete.

ERIC CANETE ON PERISCOPE

Eric Canete | Twitter Profile Pic

So, I had downloaded the Periscope app and allowed it to access my Twitter account and started seeing that one of my favorite artists’ was doing a lot of streaming using the app.

Early one morning here on the east coast, I got an alert that Eric Canete was going “live” on Periscope to draw and ink a Princess Leia. I jumped on and there he was, well, his hands and the drawing he was working on! [ Eric being on the west coast makes me +3 hours ahead of his time. ]

WOW!

So kool. I found out that Eric had “tweeted” the location and I could put it on my desktop to listen and watch while I worked.

Since then I’ve seen about 4 more pieces done by Eric and the latest was this HULK “transformation” piece.

The Hulk by: Eric Canete
The Hulk © Marvel Comics // Drawing © Eric Canete

Eric has the energy and the drive of a madman! Being a bit sleep deprived himself [ to say the least, noting he gets around 4 hours of sleep a night ], Eric still manages to produce some of the most entertaining images and the drawing above proves it.

MY PERISCOPE

Some of you might remember the days when I did “Ustream” a lot?

I plan on starting a “Periscope” schedule ASAP. It’s easy to just let your phone do the work and you can save the streaming shows to view later.

My plan is to do some of my commissions live so I’ll have some company while I’m at it.

— Just wanted to say “thank you” again to Eric Canete for letting us look over his shoulder while he draws and get’s it done.

You can follow Eric on Twitter and also on his Instagram

If you’re interested in having Eric draw something for YOU, contact his art agent, Jason Schachter at his site: Essential Sequential

Time for me to shut down and try and get back on a schedule of some sort. I’m driven by a schedule, it doesn’t have to work by the minute but right now, I’m so off track I need to get myself back on the rails so I can remember what day it is.

Thanks for reading and please, share your thot’s!

– John

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HEROES CON AND FLORIDA SUPERCON 2015: THE QUICK WRAP UP http://johnbeattyart.com/heroes-con-and-florida-supercon-2015-the-quick-wrap-up/ http://johnbeattyart.com/heroes-con-and-florida-supercon-2015-the-quick-wrap-up/#respond Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:15:37 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=833 TWO WEEKENDS, BACK TO BACK “SECRET WARS 30TH” FUN AND ADVENTURE

Good times between traveling between Charlottee, NC for Heroes Con and South Beach, Miami FL for Florida Supercon!

Looking forward to being at both shows again next year!

Florida Supercon 2015, John Beatty, Mario and Luigi
Snapped this photo of the female “Mario and Luigi” as they walked by my booth at FSC2015.

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

Both Heroes Con and Florida Supercon were very busy shows! I was getting up at 4am to do sketches and then spent the time at the show talking to friends and meeting fans of all ages and doing a lot of signing.

Thanks to the fans and friends for coming out to support these events.

Thanks to both shows, and their staff for everything.

Two great and fun weekends!

— Enjoyed that my wife and son were able to travel to South Beach with me.

SOME HEAD SKETCHES FROM FSC 2015

John Beatty, Head Sketches from Florida Supercon 2015

HOME FOR JULY

A break in the shows this month. Time to recover, get some work done, and family time.

Also will be doing some prep for the last half of 2015.

Will be back on the tour starting in early August. First appearance back will be Kansas City Comic Con!

See YOU there?

– John

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FLORIDA SUPER CON 2015 – SECRET WARS REUNION TOUR: SHOOTER-ZECK-BEATTY http://johnbeattyart.com/florida-super-con-2015-secret-wars-reunion-tour-shooter-zeck-beatty/ http://johnbeattyart.com/florida-super-con-2015-secret-wars-reunion-tour-shooter-zeck-beatty/#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:30:53 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=814 IT BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

30 years ago, I was asked to ink penciller and friend Mike Zeck for a 12 issue series, written by Jim Shooter.
“Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars”

Marvel Superheroes: Secret Wars #1 Cover
For the first time in almost 30 years, Jim, Mike and I will be at FLORIDA SUPER CON and also on stage at 4:15 – 5:15 Saturday, June 27th, 2015 for a panel discussion on how this series came together, and helped change the face of comic books.

SHARE IN THE LEGACY

Miami is the official kick-off of the “Secret Wars 30th” mini-tour!

‘Nuff said!

I’LL BE AT BOOTH #509

Florida Super Con - 2015

See you there?


Thx –

– John

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HEROES CON 2015 http://johnbeattyart.com/heroes-con-2015/ http://johnbeattyart.com/heroes-con-2015/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:30:22 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=771 “AMERICA’S FAVORITE COMIC CONVENTION”

Since 1982, Heroes Convention has been held, mostly over Father’s Day weekend, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

John Beatty, Heroes Con 2015, AA-728
This year Heroes Con’s turns 33 and also this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the series, “Secret Wars” which I worked on with friend and constant collaborator, Mike Zeck!

Find me this year seated at table AA-728.

ZECK / BEATTY – HEROES CON SPECIAL “SECRET WARS #1 / 2015″

Secret Wars #8 Homage by: Mike Zeck and John Beatty for HeroesCon 2015

Heroes Con has produced a variant cover exclusive. Pencilled by Mike Zeck and inked by John Beatty.

The pair recreated their classic Secret Wars #8 cover with some new and old Marvel characters. These will be

available for $20 each at the show.

I’LL BE LOCATED AT TABLE AA-728

John Beatty Heroes Con 2015 Table AA-728


#HeroesCon “America’s Favorite Comic Convention!” @Heroesonline @SheltonDrum
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Thx-

– John

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FOUR NEW IMAGES PREMIERING AT HEROESCON 2015 – THIS WEEKEND http://johnbeattyart.com/four-new-images-premiering-at-heroescon-2015/ http://johnbeattyart.com/four-new-images-premiering-at-heroescon-2015/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 01:30:51 +0000 http://johnbeattyart.com/?p=782 SET OF 4 MINIMAL-RETRO STYLE HEROES

I’ve always enjoyed design and minimalism. Iconic images and textures.

John Beatty 4 Print Set!
“Less is more” is trending these days and I’ve decided the time was right to produce these images above, with more to come. The first four do have a connection to me tho.

EACH HAS A PERSONAL MEANING TO ME

  • Captain America: my first series of work with friend and collaborator, Mike Zeck and a personal favorite hero of mine.
  • Batman: another hero who’s always been a favorite. Luckily I had the good fortune to do a 3 year run on the monthly book and many other various Batman projects published by DC Comics, with creator’s Doug Moench and Kelley Jones.
  • The Punisher: again, Mike Zeck, writer Steven Grant and I produced a Punisher mini-series that changed his [ The Punisher’s ] “rating” in the Marvel Universe forever. We also went on later to do a Punisher graphic novel which was titled, “Return To Big Nothing.”
  • Spider-Man: how kool was it to work on the book that officially launched a “new-look” for Spidey? Very kool. Designed by Mike Zeck, again we had the opportunity to do the original “Secret Wars” 12 issue mini-series that spanned 1984-1985 for Marvel Comics. Issue #8 introduced this new black costume and is still considered one of the most collectible and iconic books from the 80’s!

TIMELESS IMAGES

For me, this approach is timeless. Simple, yet effective in showing the important details from each character with bold appeal to the viewer.

These high quality prints will first be available at Heroes Con this coming weekend and then moving forward on my convention schedule.

– John

— Future minimal-retro prints are planned. They will be available at conventions and also online when completed.

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