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Katy-Perry-Consume--They-Live by HalHefnerART

Katy Perry is the newest victim, in the CONSUME series, inspired by John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE,which was recently featured on io9.

Also included, is the LEFT SHARK, made famous at Katy's vapid Super Bowl appearance.
The-REAL-Oscars-THEY LIVE- animated
On the day of the 2015 Oscars, I present to you...The REAL Neil Patrick Harris, the newest in the CONSUME series, which was featured on io9.… The series is inspired by THEY LIVE, John Carpenter's 80's cult classic. This is the animated version, to mess with your eyes.
The-REAL-Oscars-neil-patrick-harris-THEY LIVE by HalHefnerART
The-REAL-Oscars-neil-patrick-harris-THEY LIVE
On the day of the 2015 Oscars, I present to you...The REAL Neil Patrick Harris, the newest in the CONSUME series, which was featured on io9.… The series is inspired by THEY LIVE, John Carpenter's 80's cult classic.
Catmonkey studios is developing a multi-platform story franchise, spanning comics, games, animation, video and more.

We are currently in need of professional comic artists who can preferably draw and color their own work. We are not looking for digital painters as much as we are comic style artists. We prefer a more realistic/comic book style but will consider well drawn anime as well. 

Based in Los Angeles, Catmonkey studios often provides supplemental content for films such as X-Men, the SyFy show Defiance, the upcoming Ridley Scott film the Martian, Duff Beer for the Simpsons and much more.

I am their Creative Director so you will be working with me directly on this particular property, which is our own IP we've developed.
Here is a link to Catmonkey.

We are looking for artist with good communication skills, who possess the ability to hit deadlines. We are willing to work with up and coming artists and provide guidance and mentorship as well.

5-10 years into the cyberpunk future, as well as back into the 1980s. This is a fun sci-fi world that focuses on a teen girl and her family who have created a new form of plat based organic technology. 

IDEAL SAMPLES: The type of art I'd like to see
- People (and a grasp of drawing quality, human anatomy. It can be stylized, just must be consistent.
- Colors (professional use of colors, and a grasp of color theory)
- Forests, trees, countryside
- Tech (realistic, cyber punk is preferred)
- Sequential art is a must. Need to see this. 

Please send me a link to your work, whether on dA or a website that represents the above stated info. If you don't send a link in the reply, I won't look because this will demonstrate that you can't follow directions and are not a good communicator.

You can also email me directly at

Depends on experience and complexity of assignment.

Thanks in advance, I can't wait to see your art!

Hal Hefner
CCO Catmonkey Studios

Eva Gates Riding Solar Powered Motorbike by HalHefnerART
the REAL George Washington- THEY LIVE - CONSUME by HalHefnerART
the REAL George Washington- THEY LIVE - CONSUME
On Presidents Day, I present to you...The REAL George Washington the newest in the CONSUME series, which was featured on io9.… The series is inspired by THEY LIVE, John Carpenter's 80's cult classic.


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Hal Hefner
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I like to tell stories around the digital campfire and I use any media necessary to do so. As the founder and CCO of CATMONKEY, a digital storytelling studio, I have had some amazing opportunities to create my own stories. As CCO I wear multiple hats such as artist, writer, creative director and producer.

Currently at Catmonkey studios, we are producing a full spectrum narrative, called the Serpent Seed. The Serpent Seed is an evolving story that is told across multiple media platforms and is designed to exponentially grow with little to no repetition. Through Heavy Metal Magazine's first online comic book series, GATES, we launched the Serpent Seed in 2011 in graphic novel style format available for free online, here at dA and at this website

The Serpent Seed series has evolved into motion book format on Madefire, continuing the story of Gates and his ancestors. The Serpent Seed is the first Transmedia series created for the Madefire motion book platform and is stylistically unique in that it is designed to be more of a cinematic experience than a traditional comic book.

In addition to the Madefire series, the Serpent Seed will be living and breathing all over the internet on websites as well as extending to different social media platforms like deviantART, twitter, youtube and more.

In addition to the Serpent Seed, I have worked on franchises such as the The Simpsons, X-Men Days of Future Past, SyFy's Defiance, Darksiders 2, Ninja Turtles, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the NFL and many more.

My personal website

I am also the Managing Director of Transmedia Los Angeles, one of the United States' largest multiplatform storytelling organizations. We hold monthly meetups and more in Los Angeles. In 2013 I will be launching an Experimental Storytelling Lab called Prototype, within Transmedia LA. Please check us out and us know if you'd like to participate.
I woke up to some awesome news this morning. My recent series of posters was featured on io9. CONSUME, inspired by John Carpenter's 80's cult film, THEY LIVE was on display today on the fun, news website.
Here's a link:…
the-REAL-Ronald-McDonald---THEY-LIVE--Hal-Hefner by HalHefnerART

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Animixter Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Hal! Thank you so much for watching me! I really do appreciate it!
damphyr Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Happy birthday! :love:
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :)
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Ty for joining :iconbeyond-the-art: and welcome. You may submit your work at any time if you wish to do so...


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HalHefnerART Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the LIONHAWK inside his meditation- Serpent Seed by HalHefnerART
ALL WHO VISIT THIS PAGE...YOU are hereby invited to an exciting evening of drink, song, and thought in the “high tech, low life,” realm of the CYBERPUNK—a world beyond the flesh, celebrating the future and the UNTHINKABLE COMPLEXITY of human potential.

Produced by Transmedia LA, in cooperation with Catmonkey studios, Unthinkable Complexity is a real-world, immersive, cyberpunk event taking place in Los Angeles on May 24. The event will be held at Wyrd Con 5 and sponsored in part by Digital LA. 

As the age of the cyberpunk dawns upon society, Unthinkable Complexity celebrates the future of humanity through an experiential event that will engage participants with music, virtual reality technology, art, performance and more. This event is the first of its kind to celebrate the philosophy of the Los Angeles cyberpunk community.

Attendees are asked to dress in cyberpunk-inspired attire. Cosplay is welcomed, but not required.

The name, “unthinkable complexity” is inspired by a passage from William Gibson’s acclaimed cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer, and describes the mind boggling possibilities the future holds for the human race.

Unthinkable Complexity will purposefully blend real-world, fictional and non-fictional elements in the form of art, events, information and commentary, across multiple media in order to convey its story about the future.

Virtual reality experiences will be provided by Outerbody Labs, in addition to what has been hailed as one of the Oculus Rift’s best launch titles, Darknet.

Music will be provided by DJ Amanda Jones, known for spinning Alternative music in many of Hollywood’s premiere nightclubs, including residencies at Bar Sinister, Das Bunker, Malediction Society, and The Church Dallas. Model, actress and cosplayer Victoria Paege will also make a special appearance.

Unthinkable Complexity is an exploration in experiential storytelling and attendees will have the unique opportunity to become part of a story to be produced by Catmonkey after the conclusion of the event. Video content and other artistic elements used and recorded at Unthinkable Complexity will belong to a larger narrative about the future, that will use more than one media platform to tell the story.

Discount tickets to the event, including a one week sale of “buy one get one free” beginning May 1 until May 8, can be found at

A limited number of free tickets are being given away on the Unthinkable Complexity Facebook page:…




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Hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
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