Terry is the artist of the Sunday episodes of King Feature's classic comic strip, The Phantom. His first strip appeared on 1/29/12, written by Tony DePaul and colored by Tom Smith.

With writer, Max Allan Collins, Terry co-created the long-running private eye comic book series, Ms. Tree. Collaborations with Collins also include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger and Johnny Dynamite. Collins and Beatty recently created Return to Perdition, a graphic novel sequel to Road to Perdition, for DC's Vertigo Crime line.

For over a decade, Beatty was the primary inker of DC Comics' "animated-style" Batman comics, including a four-year stint inking Chris Jones' pencils on The Batman Strikes. He ended his run as "Bat-inker" with several issues of the current cartoon-based title, Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Beatty's cover paintings appear regularly on Scary Monsters magazine, as well as its spin-off Monster Memories annual. His illustrations have appeared on covers for Berkeley Books and Hard Case Crime. His drawings and sculptures have been featured in various gallery shows.

Born and raised in Iowa, Terry, along with wife Erika and son Kirby, recently moved to the the Kansas City area after living for nearly a decade in Minneapolis. They are currently awaiting the arrival of Kirby's baby sister. Terry has a daughter, Elizabeth, from a previous marriage, who has presented him with two wonderful grandsons, Dawson and Tristin.