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(3 issues & Graphic Novel)
A PREMIER COMIC AND GRAPHIC NOVEL PUBLISHER
Written by: Gary Scott Beatty
Art by: Bill Bryan, James Lyle, Gary Scott Beatty
Xeric Grant Recipient Gary Scott Beatty is also the publisher of Aazurn Publishing. His publication, Number One," was one of the best indie comics of 2014 (Bleeding Cool News). Through his Indie Comics Magazine, Gary publishes promising newcomers and veteran independent creators, introducing them to a wider audience through worldwide distribution. Providing guidance and assistance to newcomers, Gary provides an extensive array of production and artistic experience which he readily shares.
James Lyle has worked with numerous publishers over his career. One of his earliest works was with Mike Leonard on “DoorMan” released from Cult Press and then Caliber Comics. Also with Caliber, he illustrated a Saint Germaine story, “The Tragedy of Falstaff” which was released in the award winning anthology, “Negative Burn”. James’ other work includes “Grimm Fairy Tales”, “Tales from the Neverland”, and Spike TV’s “1000 Ways to Die”.
Bill Bryan is a long time comic veteran and has contributed to a number of early publications. Bill spent time in New York doing specialty work and contributing to The House of Mystery, Crazy and Mad magazines. Bill has done designs, storyboards and occasional acting in films, The Carrier, Cleveland Smith, Them!, Zora and That Special Gift. Bill illustrated a "Hunchback of Notre Dame" adaptation for Gary Reeds' Saint Germaine. His most extensive work is illustrating over 30 issues of “OZ” which has appeared from Caliber and Arrow Comics.
The Creative Team
JAZZ: COOL BIRTH
From the martini crowd at the uptown piano bars to the whiskey cats at downtown's Skylarks, piano man Dean Fontessa had thought he'd seen it all. But when he agrees to beat chops with the local pounders about a nixed out gabriel, he finds the jazz crowd takes care of its own. Do you dig? A murder mystery set in a 1957 jazz club, with illustrations inspired by '50s album cover designs that give this comic book story a unique style all its own.
"...absolutely captures the flavor of jazz clubs in the late '50s. It's unlike any other comic out there. A fantastic blend of art and text." - Paul Bishop, Bish’s Beat.
"The imagery and the loose but controlled rhythm of the writing brilliantly evoke the sights, sounds and smoky atmosphere of a bygone era." - Matt C., Paradox Comics.
ADAM AMONG THE GODS
Adam is the First, science's revered first immortal before the rise of the New Humans. Ugly and deformed, his sacrifice leads to the perfect race of godlike people that inhabit the world around him. While he is now worshiped as the first and undying, he is also hopelessly alone. Adam Among The Gods is a sci-fi tale explores the evolving standards of beauty and perfection and how those choices could affect the physical and mental well-being of a human race improved through genetic tampering.
"This is a wonderful morality tale done in the tradition of the Twilight Zone." - Odinson, Lone Star Comics.
"Adam gets 5 out of 5 stars!" - Allen Freeman, Small Press Newsroom.
He is an immortal vampire, but caught in a maddening cycle, waking 10 years after each feeding. But as the world changes around him only two things remain, his desire for blood to keep him alive and a yearning for his long lost love! Far from a typical romance, our vampire must decide: heart's desire or dinner?
"Shot from artist Bill Bryan’s compelling pencils and enhanced by Beatty’s colors, Seductions draws the reader into the vampire’s hunt for ‘life’ and love. One feels his pain even as one loathes his manipulative manner. Complete unto itself, this comic book is another satisfying done-in-one presentation. Seductions earns four Tonys." - Tony Isabella, Comic Buyers Guide #1644.
"Totally unpredictable story. Great work! 5 out of 5 stars." - Quazipseudo, Syndicated Zine Reviews.
Three Unique Stories From The Mind Of Gary Scott Beatty.