Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I have a favorite Christmas Hymn. It is: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Not too many people know this but the Hymn was actually written during the civil war and stanzas 4 and 5 are often omitted from modern hymnals, probably because they are too gloomy for church, but the message of the hymn is one I feel that is more important today than ever. So If you would please allow an old sentimental fool this one luxury I'd like to post it here on my blog:

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound the carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn, the households born
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

We live in a time of uncertainty and war. My daughter, Erica, who is 8 has lived her whole life with America at war. I hope this coming year we can have the more peace. I hope our soldiers come home safe to their families and I pray that there is more peace on earth and good will toward men. Merry Christmas everyone!


The Chad Hardin Family.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Farscape in Christmas Colors

Hey all, Christmas is this week and I'm busy shopping, working, and running around, but I figured it was time to post some artwork. I told you all a while back I was doing some work for Boom Studios on Farscape covers, well the first cover I did has finally hit the rack! I figured it was a perfect time to share it here on my blog. Ironically the color schemes seem to fit right in with the time of year. Red and Green! This first cover is nothing special, I just did the typical pencils, inks and digital colors, but the cool thing about Boom is that they allow me to experiment with the process. Trust me, the last two covers I did for them look really cool and they have inspired me to keep working on changing my technique until I can come up with something I'm really proud of. I'll post them here when they hit the rack. On another note I have matched last years posts. I didn't update every week, but at least I didn't loose ground. Hopefully next year i will do better. We'll see. Keep coming back and I'll keep posting!

Monday, December 07, 2009

The Lost Drawing

It has been a long time since the Seattle ComiCard Convention, but while I was there I wasn't able to finish a drawing for a fan named Krishen before she had to leave the convention. I finished the drawing later that night but when it came time to mail it I could not for the life of me find Krishen's address. Flash forward to a couple of days ago, low and behold while using the last piece of paper in my Bristol pad. I found her address clinging to the last board with static electricity. I sent out the lost drawing Priority Mail and finally, a half year late, Krishen got the artwork she had been waiting for. Here is the drawing. Hope everyone is having a safe time getting ready for the Holidays. Talk to you laters. - Chad

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


In the spirit of the Holiday SHOPPING Season I am proud to announce that there is finally a place to buy my artwork. Lots of people have asked how they can get a hold of my artwork, and before today there really wasn't a good way unless you were lucky enough catch me at a convention. That is no longer the case! I have teamed-up with Scott Kress of Catskill Comics to market all of my original Comic Artwork. Scott works full time selling artwork for several comic artists and I'm happy to announce that I'm now one of them. Every single piece of artwork I have is now up on his site (link in the sidebar ---->). You can preview the artwork and if you find something that tickles your fancy, you can grab it anywhere, anytime. Scott accepts all major credit cards and Paypal and he has an impeccable reputation. If you check out his ebay power seller status you can see he has 100% positive feedback after selling over 6000 items! That's unheard of! Anyhoo. In the mean time check out the diggs on some more Anti-Venom Goodness. Stay tuned for Comic Cards, Warlord, and Farscape. Talk to you laters...