Beatty is my oldest, and closest friend. We've known
each other since junior high (and sometimes still act like
we're back there).
He's one of the
best inkers in the business and has worked on The Punisher
(classic stories with Mike
Zeck and Steven Grant), Captain America
(again with Zeck), Batman (with Doug Moench
and Kelly Jones) ... I guess you get the idea.
John loves to gamble (cards, pool...
heck, he even bet on himself in a foot race - talk about
This piece was originally done as a black
and white sketch. John then toyed around with some
This is the first of several pieces by
Beatty that will be featured here. Now if he'd just
start a new Sly painting!
Craig Zablo (April 28, 2002)