“This is the closest you’ll ever see me to drawing Harley like Bruce Timm…” - Chad Hardin
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).
"For a commission request I was asked to draw inspiration from the art of Bruce Timm and then put my own flavoring to it. I don’t typically green light these kind of requests but this one snuck through in 2020. It is as close as you’ll ever get to me drawing in someone else’s style. The montage background is a Rogues’ Gallery highlighting some of Harley’s Gotham relationships.” – 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.