The evolution of art and ability, DC Comics artist Chad Hardin revisits and updates the fan favorite pin-up ‘Harley Quinn Carded’ with this limited edition new release, ‘Carded 2.0’.
First published by DC Entertainment, the Harley Quinn character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm to serve as a new supervillain and a romantic interest for the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. She was later adapted into DC Comics' Batman comic book canon, beginning with The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993). A new Harley Quinn led book series was introduced by DC Comics in November 2013, co-written by Amanda Conner and her husband Jimmy Palmiotti, with stories illustrated by artist Chad Hardin. The character has also been portrayed in the DC cinematic universe by actress Margot Robbie, in Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
"I recreated this piece from a commission I did years ago, earlier in my Harley-drawing career. Revisiting the concept I updated details like anatomy, coloring and background. I think the new art is light years ahead of the original as my skill set has evolved because of the repetition and learning from drawing this character now for years.” - 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.