It's the term we HQ fans
use to describe ourselves. When we're intense, passionate and totally
devoted to all things Harley Quinn and her Puddin'. But who's
behind it? Who were the people who brought this gorgeous character into
the world and started something bigger than they ever thought possible?
At the core of it, there are three
main people, the Brains, Soul and Heart behind who Harley is, what
she stands for, and what she will be. Sure, there have been many people
who have done beautiful depictions of Harley. But these three people
STARTED it all.
If you're a Harleyite, there's only gonna be three possible
names that spring to your mind. If you're not sure who, well, crawl
out from under that rock and get acquainted...
award-winning author is the man who truly started it all!
Paul Dini is THE creator behind Harley, the mastermind who
was struck by divine inspiration which led to the fabulousness that
is Harley Quinn.
He first wrote her as a one-shot character to perform a service
in 'Joker's Favour' based off of a friend he knew in college,
who also served as the inspiration behind her nature and personality.
He even drew her very first concept sketch!
The more he used and experimented her and developed her character,
the more unique Harley became and the more popular until finally we
found ourselves with the perky perfection we know today.
Basing her on his friend, Arleen Sorkin, no one writes a Harley
that is quite so Harley as Paul Dini.
Wikipedia entry - lots of great info!
This is the guy who gave Harley the
look we all know and adore!
Bruce Timm first conceived Harley's character design, a design
which is so *perfectly* Harley and spot-on, it hasn't never been remodelled
or adjusted for her various incarnations in the comics or the cartoons
(with the exception of Elseworlds and the new The Batman series).
Much like Dini's writings, no one draws quite such a quintessential
Harley as Bruce Timm.
His Harley is eternally sassy, sexy, fun, spirited, cute and
loveable. Bruce will forever more be the fella who truly gives Harley
her life-spirit thru his artworks, and the flair which says "Harley
Wikipedia entry - great stuff here!
Last but anything from least, we have the beautiful Arleen,
the original inspriation behind Harley! The very gal pal of Paul Dini,
his friend since college days, this is the woman who has immortalised
our beloved HQ through her fantastic and lively voice talents, becoming
synonymous with the name Harley Quinn.
Arleen is the model for everything about Harley - from her
voice, to her looks, to her personality. Arleen IS Harley!
She embodies Harley's essence, and brings her to life through
her voice talents with warmth, humour, charm and wit. Anyone who's ever
seen Arleen perform knows she has Harley's bubbly personality and irrepressible
Sorkin's Wikipedia entry - some fun info!