“Doing a swipe of this classic Spider-man (#300) cover is a funny story... ” - Chad Hardin
From the archive of DC Comics artist Chad Hardin, a variant cover poster of character Harley Quinn, in homage to the Todd McFarlane Spider-Man #300 comic book cover.
In May 1988, Marvel Comics published The Amazing Spider-Man #300 with a now iconic cover created by artist Todd McFarlane. The dynamic web-slinging pose is a fan favorite and common commission request for artists to emulate.
“Doing a swipe of this classic Spider-man cover was a funny story. Typically I would say no to something like this, but the request came in just at the start of the COVID lockdown (2020) so I couldn’t be at a show in person to say no. I struggled wondering how I could put Harley (Quinn) into a Spidey-like pose without looking ridiculous. Todd (McFarlane) did such a great job on the original and it made sense, because it’s Spider-Man. He’s swinging, he’s web slinging. So I put Harley in roller skates because I thought that would be one of the few times she would be in a flailing pose like Spidey that would make sense. I ended up having a lot more fun on this cover than I expected going in. Never say never kids.” - Chad Hardin
Chad Hardin grew up in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada. His earliest work was animation of video games, including ‘God of War’ and ‘Destroy All Humans’. Today, he is best recognized as an illustrator of ‘Harley Quinn’ in the hit DC Comics series, and co-creator of ‘Temerity’ with Jemma M. Young.