I have a Deviantart account and I have never cleaned out my notes folder. I had like three-hundred notes in there. Last night I decided to clean it out and I found a series of notes that passed between Sean Hartter and myself about various and sundry things. Old friends might be a bit of an overstatement as we never met in real life but we were friends on DA and had a mutual respect for each others’ art.
You might notice I’m using the past tense. We sadly lost Mr. Hartter a few months ago and I’m feeling that loss acutely as I write this. Hartter left behind good feelings, great art and some talented offspring. He always had a kind word for me. And his son, Griffin is keeping that torch alive, both artistically and philosophically.
I don’t think enough people are familiar with the man’s work so I’ve gathered a few of my favorite examples of his art for everyone to check out. His DA page still exists and you should do yourself a favor and have a browse: http://hartter.deviantart.com/ and after you do, let Griffin know that his dad’s work is still bringing joy and kick-assery to the planet.
I’m also including the piece I drew for Sean for his Nobody the Idiot book. I don’t know if the book was ever completed but I’m casting my vote for it right now. I’d love to see it happen because Sean Hartter was not just a great artist but a great guy, and too often the two don’t go hand in hand. Enjoy.
Some of Sean’s best work was his Alternate Universe movie posters. A flick I’d pay money to see.
This is just brilliant and their season is at hand.
The vibrant colors juxtaposed with Death in this really struck me as awesome. Plus it reminds me a little of Mike Mignola.
Sean and I must have grown up around the same time because his ffrustrations with this echo my own.
Get creeped out.
This is by far my favorite poster and a movie I desperately want to see.
I had one of these bastards as a kid. In fact I think I might still have it in the attic somewhere.
This is just beautiful.
Nobody, trading card style.
Sean’s Homage to The Secret Wars cover with Nobody.
Another brilliant movie poster. Sean’s wit was second to none.
Here’s the Nobody piece I created for Sean.