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A collection of covers, pinups, and sketches by DC Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin.
A collection of covers, pinups, and sketches by DC Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin.
469 backers pledged $30,748 to help bring this project to life.

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The Art of Chad Hardin Volumes 1 & 2

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     Hi everyone! Welcome to my kickstarter to get my art printed in two brand new art books! This is my first kickstarter, but I'm working with Jemma Young and some other great kickstarter veterans to get this project created! So you can know that when you back this project, you will get your reward! The books have already been designed and are ready to go, all I need is the money to pay for printing and shipping. 

      For those of you who don't know who I am, I'm Chad Hardin. I'm mostly known for being the artist for DC's Harley Quinn comic with Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. I've also done Wonder Woman, Dragon Age, Spider Man, Stan Lee's The Traveler, Warlord, and many more over my twenty year career as comic illustrator.  While I'm not drawing comic panels, I'm a Professor of Art at Utah Valley University teaching the next generation of comic artists.   

  The books will be hardcover containing 60 pages each and will measure 8.5 x 11 inches with glossy cover. The books will be the best quality possible with glossy interior paper. And if we hit some stretch goals, we'll be able to upgrade the book with foil stamping. 

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Some of the art that will be included in the books.
Some of the art that will be included in the books.

      If we meet our goal, I have some fun stretch goals planned! This includes upgrades to the book and extra things like bookmarks and prints that will be added to all pledges for free. And best of all, if we reach $25,000 I'll be able to dedicate my time to creating my new creator owned comic, Temerity.  

  Thanks for checking out my kickstarter and I hope you'll back this project and help make these Art Books a reality! 

Risks and challenges

This is my first time running a kickstarter, but I'm working with my good friend and business partner, Jemma M. Young who has done three kickstarters so far. The art is complete and books are already laid out and designed. All we need is the money to go to print. We have a great team behind us to help us get the books printed, fulfilled, and shipped out to backers in a timely manner.

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    Digital Artbooks

    Get digital copies of both art books delivered to your email inbox.

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    1 Hardcover Book

    60 Page hardcover artbook that includes sketches, pinups and artwork. Signed with a thank you. Choose between book 1 or 2. Free shipping to anywhere in the USA

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    Artbook 1 & 2 Hardcover

    Both hardcover artbooks that includes sketches, pinups and artwork. Signed with a thank you. Free shipping to anywhere in the USA.
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    • Volume 2 Hardcover
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    Metal Print + Both Hardcover Books

    Get both hardcover books signed with an kickstarter exclusive 6x9" metal print.

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    • Volume 2 Hardcover
    • Metal Print
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    Retailer Pack

    5 of each hardcover book signed by Chad Hardin. (Save 50%)

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    Traveler Comic Page + Both Books

    Get a rare one-of-a-kind comic page from Stan Lee's "The Traveler" Series. These pages are traditionally drawn on 11x17 inch bristol board with digitally printed guides. This reward level will include one random Traveler page, both hardcover books signed, and the exclusive metal print.

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    • Original Traveler Page
    • Volume 1 Hardcover
    • Volume 2 Hardcover
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    Bust Commission (Final Week Reward)

    Get both hardcover books signed plus a 6x9 marker bust commission of a character of your choosing.

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    Temerity Cameo

    You or your original character will appear in the first issue of Chad Hardin's next project: Temerity. Will you be a mech mecenary? A genetically enhanced super-soldier? Or dead? You'll have to wait and see!
    Comes with both Books, Metal Print, and a commission of your character.

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    • Super Cool CAMEO!
    • Bust Commission
    • Metal Print
    • Volume 1 Hardcover
    • Volume 2 Hardcover
    • Attack of the Doodle Sketchbook
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    1 Hardcover Book *EarlyBird*

    60 Page hardcover artbook that includes sketches, pinups and artwork. Signed with a thank you. Choose between book 1 or 2. Free shipping to anywhere in the USA.

    *As an early backer you'll get a copy of my first sketchbook "Attack of the Doodle" for free. This sketchbook has some of my early work with artwork from when I was in the gaming industry.*

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    Artbook 1 & 2 Hardcover *Early Bird*

    Both hardcover artbooks that includes sketches, pinups and artwork. Signed with a thank you. Free shipping to anywhere in the USA.
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    *As an early backer you'll get a copy of my first sketchbook "Attack of the Doodle" free. This sketchbook has some of my early work with artwork from when I was in the gaming industry.*

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    Head Sketch + Hardcover Book

    Your choice of art book 1 or 2 with a head sketch inside with signature.

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    2 Head Sketch + 2 Hardcover Books

    Get both volumes 1 and 2 with a headsketch in each.

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    Bust Commission + 2 Hardcover Books

    Get both hardcover books signed plus a 6x9 marker bust commission of a character of your choosing.

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    Original Harley Quinn Comic Page

    Get a rare one-of-a-kind comic page from the Harley Quinn Series. These pages are traditionally drawn on 11x17 inch bristol board and feature our favorite antihero Harley. This reward level will include one random Harley Quinn page, both hardcover books, and the exclusive metal print.

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    • Harley Quinn Comic Page
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    Full Body Commission + 2 Hardcover Books

    Both hardcover books signed plus a 6x9 marker full body drawing of a character of your choice.

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