Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty


Terry Beatty is a 30-year veteran of the comic book business. He is the artist and co-creator (with writer Max Allan Collins) of the long-running (and soon-to-be revived) private eye series, Ms. Tree. His other collaborations with Collins include Johnny Dynamite, Mickey Spillane’s Mike Danger and the Vertigo Crime graphic novel Return to Perdition. For more than a decade, he was part of the art team for DC Comics’ Eisner Award-winning cartoon-based Batman Adventures comic books. His cover illustrations have appeared on Scary Monsters magazine for 18 years and have earned him a Rondo Award.

He is a published author, with numerous short stories to his credit and is also an accomplished sculptor. He has worked in the model kit and toy industry, including designing and providing the box art for Moebius Models’ retro-styled Green Lantern model kit. For several years he held the Visiting Artist post and taught in the comics program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

He and his family recently relocated to the Kansas City area, where he began drawing the Phantom Sunday strips in January 2012.

Replacing Graham Nolan, Beatty began his tenure on the daily Rex Morgan., M.D. comic strips on Dec. 30 2013 and the Sunday strips on Jan. 12, 2014.