Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Teddy.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Original Harley Pages for Sale!

Hey Guys, Original Harley Pages are up for sale on my webstore! Click the Catskill Comic icon in the left hand corner of my blog or visit: http://www.catskillcomics.com/Hardin.htm . Talk to Scott and he'll hook you up. Next month the Harley/Joker wedding pages will be there, so don't get caught with your pants down. Subscribe to his newsletter and be the first in line.

Also, if you want commissions, pre-convention commissions, Scott will take care of you. If you ask me I'm going to just give you his email, and number. I need to focus on the book and Scotty let's me do that. Also never pay for an over priced piece of art. I see people flipping my convention art on ebay, charging an arm or a leg DO NOT GET SUCKERED! Come to me and Scott. We won't rip you off and you can get the drawing you want. 

Thanks,
-Chad. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Show some respect.

Right now I should be inking away to put the can on HQ#6 but I have got to get this off my chest. 

In the last couple of weeks I have seen two articles (one on a blog and one on CBR) by women critiquing art drawn by male artists. The backlash they are getting for simply expressing their opinion is disappointing to me. While both articles were awkwardly written, the theme of these pieces are basically: “I don't have the mentality of a 13 year old boy; this artwork does nothing for me”. For some odd reason males my age and profession feel like this warrants their immediate and overblown retaliation. Their outbursts on social media then trickle down to their fans/followers, and pretty soon it’s a full blown doggy pile, complete with anonymous internet trolls threatening rape. Enough. 

So here’s my plea to my fellow male artists: Please act like a professional. 50% of your potential readership/patronage is sending you a message: Use decorum. Women want something that represents them better. They aren’t asking you to re-invent the wheel, but maybe stop putting gigantic tits on characters that are supposed to be young girls, or put some armor on that female fantasy character that is more than a bra. It’s a valid critique, just as valid as any that we would get from from an editor. If you feel compelled to reply to such critiques, do so in a polite and intelligent manner. If you can’t manage that, be man enough to walk away without whipping sycophants into a hate mob. 

I know what you are thinking: “but Chad, you are an artist on a book that has a female character who is basically running around in her underwear,” That’s true, but I own it. I’m also known to tear into people online, usually after a day or so of acting the fool I come to my senses. When I cross the line I apologize.  I’m not excluding myself from this critique, but I try to listen, be respectful, and open to change. 

That is all. 


-Chad.