Sunday, May 26, 2013

RAIDEN AND RYAN


Alright, I'm shutting down for tonight and thought I'd put up a quick little piece of Metal Gear Rising artwork I just finished touching up and a Drive poster I did a month or two back and really liked.

BIG BOSS

Haven't put up any of my hand-drawn stuff on here until now.
So ta-da.

"TERROR CLAWS SKELETOR" BY HARTTER AND HARTTER

Stumbled across a picture dad and I started and finished it yesterday. Blacklight Skeletor. Why not?

SEAN ARTIFACT DOUBLE FEATURE: CROWHEAD AND LADY CRICKET

So, up top we've got the first and only page to an unfinished Crowhead comic and below it is the cover to a Tokusatsu comic idea pop had.
Enjoy!

YOU CAN (NOT) REDO.

Thought I'd do a poster of the new Evangelion movie coming out (or did it already come out, I don't know).

Saturday, May 25, 2013

PACIFIC RIM

Still trying to get back into the hang of working on stuff regularly. This is my first time in Photoshop for a couple of weeks now. I'm pleased with it. How about you?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SEAN ARTIFACT: THE FORGOTTEN LEVIATHAN

I think I'm gonna try and keep these intros a bit shorter since the art usually speaks for itself. This week, we've got a giant robot comic dad thought would be cool but ultimately didn't have the time for. I helped design the leviathan.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

NEW SCANNER AND SEAN ARTIFACT

Right before dad went, he managed to get a new scanner from a friend. I've only just recently hooked it up and started working with it and it's pretty awesome (well, compared to the rattle-box we both worked with since 2003). Here's a scan of a sketch I did a month back.

And now for something for completely different...

Today's Sean Artifact, like the many that have yet to be seen, is one of those small glimpses of what could have been a mind-blowingly awesome project.

Dad met a lot of cool people, that is for sure, but one person who absolutely loved working with dad was the insanely-talented man with a talent for insanity, Ralph Niese, who does the comics Mekano Turbo and 2491 A.D. Ralph was one of many who tried to get dad to regularly draw comics but as was said to me by the big guy himself, he just wasn't a fan of drawing comics, although he loved to read them. He was more of a one picture kinda guy, moving from one idea to the next.
Dad did one story for 2491 A.D., a Crowhead story, but he was always welcome to do another.
Dad began forming the idea for one which he called "Braincase and the Diesel Dinosaurs".
 The idea came to him in 2010 (when "Scott Pilgrim" had just come out on DVD and I was still freaking out about it), during one of our many late-night movie viewings, this one being "Electric Dragon 10,000 V", one of my dad's favorites. Braincase, a tokusatsu hero, lead his punk band "The Diesel Carnivors" on gritty, violent and head-banging adventures through a "Mad Max" type of apocalyptic land where the world has gone back to the wild days while society attempts to rebuild itself.
This was all dad drew of it because he had work up the ass, leaving us only a three-panel peek at Braincase's brain case and his merry band of ruffians.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SEAN ARTIFACT: MARS HALL MANUSCRIPT

So, between all the work I've inherited and will be posting about, I decided I'd like to start a little segment called "Sean Artifacts" showcasing stuff my dad either never posted or little knick knacks he made and never shared with the world. Considering the amount of stuff, there's a lot to go through and I'm sure you'll all love ogling it.
If you haven't already heard of pop's magnum opus, Mars Hall, you're in for a treat. You can buy the physical copy or download the ebook for free on Lulu here and I highly suggest you take the time to read it. He spent a decade writing the thing and it reflects the eclectic explosiveness he showed in his art.
So, this is the first manuscript he got printed from CafePress.com. It's loaded with spelling errors and wordpad glitches but it's how I've been reading it and I've still fully understood it.
 Front Cover
 Back Cover
 Upper Spine
Lower Spine

I'll be putting up some new artwork soon because I only recently started feeling up to drawing again, so keep an eye out.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Reassurance

I can go on and say everything that’s already been said about dad, that he was a kind-hearted, talented, limited edition individual that we’ll be lucky to see another one of his kind again or I can talk about how he was taken from us at the wrong time but I’m not going to. I’m here to reassure his fans that because he’s gone doesn’t mean his work is finished.
There was a lot he wanted to get done and I intend to do it.
I’ll try and update his blog with unseen works and news and keep his spirit alive because he would’ve wanted that.
Stay tuned.
Griffin Hartter, Sean’s son