Art Of Monsters – David Hartman’s Work In Time-Lapse

Posted by January 5, 2017 Comment

hartmanQuite a few years ago now, I had the pleasure of working on a four-issue mini-series from Image called Steve Niles’ Strange Cases. It was based on a video game concept Steve Niles had come up with and the studio involved wanted some comics to go with it. I got asked to write the stories while an artist named David Hartman got brought in to draw / color. David, not the guy form Good Morning America, was the guy who did the animated videos for Rob Zombie. Each issue was self-contained and only 16 pages long. We were going for the same format Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith used for Fell. I knew the first story was to bring the characters together, but after that it was to focus on each hunter. So I would call David, ask him what type of monster he felt like drawing and then I’d go write an appropriate story. His answers were: Werewolves, Yeti and something Lovecraftian. It was one of the most fun series I’ve done and one that I am constantly asked about at conventions.

I bring this up because David  has been releasing some time-lapse drawings since the new year. Here are two of them. David is insanely talented and should be doing a lot more work in the industry. (Hint to publishers out there.)

(Last Updated January 5, 2017 12:21 pm )

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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