Saturday Frights: The Legacy of Sean Hartter

Ya know creeps, most of the times things are pretty rollickin’ down here in the good ol’ Vault. We like to have a good time as we party with the ghosts and ghouls that lurk on the silver screen, the blue light reflecting back to make us all look like the denizens of the realm beyond. But there’s also the presence of real spirits within these walls as well, the bittersweet remnants of those friends that left our realm for the next way before their time.
One such individual was the supremely talented Sean Hartter, a man the ol’ Ouija Board Kid was proud to call friend. Over the course of a few scant years we collaborated on all manner of aesthetic assaults on the senses of the good readers of this very site, and we had many more phantasmagorical delights planned before he stepped through the gossamer veil that separates this world from the land of eternal twilight.
But while Sean has been gone for almost a year, he lives eternal through every piece of incredible art that he left behind for us to enjoy. I can remember vividly each conversation we had as we created our pieces for The Retroist; the art itself serving as an indelible testament to our friendship.
So please, take a minute and enjoy the following examples of our collaboration, and feel free to share any stories or pieces of Sean’s work that you have enjoyed!






Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard. Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula comes the proprietor of The House of Thirteen Doors. What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Frights: The Legacy of Sean Hartter

  1. Sean never failed to surprise me. His emails and the retro gems they contained were something I looked forward to and still miss.

    The original piece he sent me of a fake retro style Retroist magazine still hangs above my desk and always makes me smile.

  2. Sean was always quick with encouragement and he always seemed to be able to point out a solution when I was stuck on a post.

    Thanks for sharing more of his artwork, Daniel XIII.

  3. As you know, Sean and I spoke daily for hours on end…I still expect him to log on when I’m on Facebook. But, at the very least we have tons of great retro inspired artwork to enjoy…and the fact that we are still thinking about him and his work would absolutely thrill him!

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