Résumé: Johnny Beware Gerardy

Inker/Embellisher - Storyboard artist

13608 Pomerado Rd. #08

Poway, CA 92064


760.297.0739 - johnny.beware2008@gmail.com


I first became involved in the Comics Industry with coaching and tutoring from working professionals in the independent field of the business.  First with storytelling from writer/editor Rick Claw of Blackbird Comics, then I received hands on training from colorist Martin Thomas (Crying Freeman-Viz; Grimjack-First) while working in his studio on Hepcats and a project for Rebel Studios entitled E.O.

I broke into the business back in 1991 as a self-publisher (B Comics).  Taking on all tasks (writer, illustrator, colorist, etc.), I published three books titled Daring Comics-an anthology series with stories ranging from superheroes to science fiction & fantasy, and featuring such characters as the Hood and Manta Ray.  I co-published a fourth book titled Cutting Class.

I then began working as a freelancer in 1994, as more job offers came my way.  Since then, my main body of work has been as an inker/embellisher.  However, I also have penciled and done color guides from time to time.  In addition to my comics work, I have freelanced in other fields of the Art Industry, from design & advertising, to children’s books, TV and toys & collectibles.

For two and a half years (between 1997 and 2000), I worked for Tim Vigil of Rebel Studios (Faust, Gothic Nights, E.O., Gunfighters in Hell, RAW Media Mag, etc.) as his inker/embellisher for such mini-series as Broken Halo, 777: The Wrath, and the sequel, 777/Faust: Darkness In Collision, as well as various covers and pinups for Avatar Press.

In 2001, I worked as inker/embellisher on the three-issue graphic novel mini-series The Loch (Penny-Farthing Press), which was also marketed through general distribution as a children’s book series, as well as various other projects for said company.

More recently, I have been commissioned as a storyboard artist for the Department of Homeland Security, designing sensitive material such as field medicine guides for the U.S. Military.

At the beginning of 2008, I finished work on a children’s book & toy designs, which will be marketed together, called Forever Leather Teddy Bear.

***The bulk of my education and training has been self-taught through self-motivation.  Not just with what was taught to me by the likes of Tim Vigil and Martin Thomas, but what I’ve learned of their self-teaching and motivation.  That is, to study everything and anything to do with this industry and the art world, as well as aspects of the Entertainment Industry.  Basically, anything that will improve your skills as an illustrator and storyteller.  

Year Project Company Job Title
Current Fist of Fong U&I/ B Comics Creator, writer, artist
  Eden U&I/ B Comics Co-creator, writer, embellisher
  Spellcast U&I/ B Comics Co-creator, writer, co-artist
2011-Current Batter! Broil! Baste! The Comic Creator's Cookbook U&I/ B Comics Co-creator, writer, artist
2011-2012 Taken PNR Publishing Illustrator, concept artist
2010 Film (TBA) Csiber Entertainment Inker/Embellisher


Company Logo and brand Industrial Scripts Logo and Brand Design
2009-2010 Gun Nose Chronicles Shenandoah Penciler, Inker/Embellisher
2009 A Tale of Two Schools Meal Magic Corporation Inker/Embellisher
2009 various film projects Jaguar/Koinonia Productions Storyboard Concept Artist
2006-2008 Forever Leather Teddy Bear DXR Productions Storyboard Artist, Concept Designer
2006-2007 U.S. Military Medical Guides Department of Homeland Security Storyboard Artist
2006 Business Front Display George's Bistro Logo Designs
2001-2004 Various Penny-Farthing Press Inker/Embellisher, Pin-up Artist
2003 Business Front Display Connely Gardens Logo Designer
2001 Zenrda Penny-Farthing Press Inker/Embellisher
2001 Dillard's Collection LeMax Holiday Figurine Concept Artist
2000-2001 The Loch Penny-Farthing Press Inker/Embellisher
2000-2001 Decoy Penny-Farthing Press Inker/Embellisher
1999-2000 The Victorian Penny-Farthing Press Inker/Embellisher
1999-2000 Various Jaguar/Koinonia Productions Film Character Designer
1999 The Berries - TV Animation Jaguar/Koinonia Productions Animation Character Designer
1999 Broken Halo #3 Broken Halos, Inc. Inker/Embellisher
1998-1999 777/Faust: Darkness in Collision Avatar Press Inker/Embellisher
1998 777/Faust: The Fearbook Avatar Press Inker/Embellisher
1998 Broken Halo #2 Broken Halos, Inc. Inker/Embellisher
1998 Snowman #1 Avatar Press Cover Inker/Embellisher
1998 Pandora Nudes #1 Avatar Press Pin-up Artist
1997 Broken Halo #0 Limited Edition Preview Broken Halos, Inc. Inker/Embellisher
1997 The Victorian #1 (unpublished edition) Avatar Press Inker/Embellisher
1997 Dating Gameshow TV Production affiliate Set Designer
1997 Tshirt Designs La Jolla Indian Reservation Society Design Illustrator
1996 Dreamcatcher #2 Studio Aries Inker/Embellisher
1996 Magazine Advertisement Nativewear Designs Design Illustrator
1995 Avalanche Comics Catalogue #52A Joseph Koch, Inc. Cover Artist/Backcover Artist
1995 Dreamcatcher #1 Studio Aries Inker/Embellisher
1994 Lawbreakers#2 Prism Entertainment Inker/Embellisher
1994 Cutting Class #1 B Comics Co-Publisher
1991-1994 Daring Comics #1-3 B Comics Publisher, writer, artist, colorist

*comic book work *government contract