A fan commemorated Pride Month with some fantastic Harley Quinn art and no one loves it more than Harley co-creator Paul Dini.
A lucky fan receives praise for his harley quinn art. A work posted on Twitter by artist Jordan Gibson has been retweeted by one of the clown’s co-creators.
Harley Quinn was an original character who first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series and was created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. The character became an instant hit among fans of the show and before long Harley became a full member of the DC Universe. Since her promotion to comic book canon, Harley has remained a fan favorite and her popularity has only grown. Once simply the Joker’s sidekick, Harley Quinn broke free and had multiple series, team books, and even a partnership with the Justice League. Harley Quinn is even an official member of the Bat-Family! Harley rose to fame in a relatively short time, and it seems fans can’t get enough of her goofy adventures. Take a look on social media, where the character’s fans are showing how much they love him with endless tributes.
Jordan Gibson, for example, honored Pride Month on Twitter with a post containing the message “a quick drawing of my favorite bi-disaster wife for Pride: Harley Quinn!featuring an image of Harley in a cute cartoon style. The art features Harley in her classic jester outfit, the same costume popularized by Batman: The Animated Series. The tweet actually caught the attention of series writer and Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini. Dini retweeted the image on his personal account Twitter account with the phrase “How chowmin’!‘, a reference to the character’s iconic Brooklyn accent. Dini has endorsed Margo Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn in the past, so he’s certainly quick to praise the character’s solid adaptations.
Gibson should be proud that his Harley Quinn art has received thousands of likes and hundreds of retweets. But getting the attention of one of the creators tasked with bringing the beloved character into the world is definitely something that put a smile on the artist’s face. The advent of social media has allowed for greater connectivity between creators and fans and moments like this show that it can be a mutually beneficial experience for everyone.
Characters like Harley Quinn are loved by thousands, if not millions, and that love inspires a wide range of tributes from truly creative fans. Fan art, cosplay, fiction and custom LEGO builds can be used to show the world how their favorite characters serve as muses for their talents. Quinn in particular is popular with fan artists and cosplayers alike, with some cosplays even returning Harley Quinn to her classic costume. While there’s no guarantee that fan work will be seen by the original creators, the moments they stumble upon is a truly special moment. Fans get the chance to show how much these characters mean to them, and creators see firsthand the impact their work has had on up-and-coming artists. Paul Dini probably saw a lot of fan art in his day, so his compliment on Jordan Gibson harley quinn piece should be considered an honor.
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