Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Catwoman vs. batgirl statue!

A little while back, DC Direct asked me to design a new statue featuring Batgirl versus Catwoman, here's the first sketch!
Find out more at http://www.dccomics.com/dcdirect/?dcd=11231&lst=new&cat=STATUES

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The world needs a hero....

... so here's a picture of Batman. - mh

Thursday, August 21, 2008


TR2N is ™ and © Disney. I didn't get to see the sneak proof-of-concept trailer they showed at Comic-Con, I was stuck at my booth, but I did find it online and was floored. So, i did this, not sure if I got the costume right, but it was terribly low-res. - mh

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm sick of HELLBOY.

HELLBOY this. HELLBOY that. You know what? I still like Hellboy. Here's the pitch art I did with my old inker Tom Simmons ages ago to pitch Dark Horse on the Ghost Hellboy crossover. Mmmm, Ghost... - mh

Monday, June 30, 2008

another Tangent: Superman's Reign cover

This one was a real quickie, not my favorite cover ever, but I did the whole thing, soup to nuts in 12 hours. It hurt, but at least it was only two figures and no background! - mh

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Recent commissions

Just trying to get them all done, have a really fun FF piece I hope to post soon. I really want to draw more Marvel characters. ;) - mh

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ghost vs. Hellboy

13 years ago, I was forced to stop drawing a book I dearly loved drawing, GHOST, for Dark Horse Comics. Just as I had to leave, i was about to start drawing GHOST/HELLBOY, which was my idea. (Fortunately, I recommended my pal Scott Benefiel for the gig, and he did a bangup job!) This is the only piece Mignola and I did for the book, unpublished as it is. Ah well! - mh

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Quick post today, this is from an animated series pitch I did with Scott Fellows, producer of "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" for Nickelodeon, although this was for Spike TV. Predates the GTA craze a bit...! - mh

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Witchblade #120 cover

Like a lot of you, I've admired Kevin Nowlan's inks and mastery of light and shadow for a long ol' time, and I'm floored that he agreed to ink this cover I pencilled for Top Cow's WITCHBLADE comic. We've actually worked together before - on the cover of BATGIRL ANNUAL #1, but the editorial brief for that cover left us very little room to do anything people could actually see, sadly. Kevin rules. - mh

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Tangent cover

Again, for Tangent: Superman's Reign.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Another still

Yes, I know, more actual artwork is coming soon.
SAFE is ™ and © Outsider Films LLC.

Monday, March 24, 2008

My first slate!

I'm tickled, and no, I can't say any any more for now, except to say that directing is the most rewarding experience of my life!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Flu (tm).

I'll try to post some new art later in the week, I finally succumbed to that nasty flu bug that's been going around. I thought I knew what "death warmed over" felt like, but man... this was something else! Everybody, wash your hands, even when you think you don't need to.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

RIP Dave Stevens (1955-2008)

One of my all-time artistic heroes died today, Dave Stevens, creator and artist of THE ROCKETEER and the reason Betie Page is a household word. I only met him a few times, but he was one of The Best. I hope he and Jack Kirby and shooting pool while John Buscema and Mike Wieringo are sketching them. I miss you guys, all of you.
Please visit Mark Evanier's blog below for details. - mh

Saturday, March 1, 2008


I can't say anything about this piece, other than it's not a comic book, but it should be. If the faces look familiar, they should, and if the art sort of looks like a poster... it is. That is all, for now.
PS - done in Adobe Illustrator.- mh
POSSESSION is ™ and © 2007-2008 Thomas R. Hart and Matt Haley. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 29, 2008


Couple new promotional pieces for a project I'm doing with EUREKA tv series creator Andy Cosby.
SONS OF ASGARD is ™ and © 2007-2008 Andy Cosby and Matt Haley.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dave Cockrum's personal collection for sale

My pal Cliff Meth is handling the charity sale of classic X-Men creator and artist Dave Cockrum's personal comic collection (Dave was a HUGE influence on yours truly). All proceeds directly benefit Dave's widow Paty.
Go get a piece of history here!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Character Fantasy tv show appearance

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to appear on the USA Network show "Character Fantasy", which showcases a different person with a different career dream each week. This particular episode was about a woman whose dream it is to do voiceovers for cartoons, and I sat with her and interviewed her about what sort of character she wanted to be, and sketched it while we talked on camera. Then I designed and directed the animation of her character speaking her dialogue, we ended up creating a short scenario for the host to interact with her as a cartoon as well! Here's a sneak peek at the host, Jeannie Mai.
This episode of Character Fantasy airs March 1st at 9am on the US Network, can't wait to see it!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I'm a guest on USA Network's "Character Fantasy" series

More soon, including a sneak peek at the animation I created for them! - mh

Friday, January 11, 2008

TWIN PEAKS "season 3" interview

For everyone who's been asking this is a good interviewabout the 'dream project' that almost was: the TWIN PEAKS "Season 3" graphic novel I was hoping to do last year to coincide with the Gold boxed set that just came out.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I'm in LAYERS Magazine this month

The nice folks at LAYERS magazine interviewed me for this month's issue (on stands now) about my digital art process. It includes some
unseen artwork from the "Codename: Liberty Rocket" XBOX game I designed all
the characters for, and some other goodies. They've sprinkled my art all throughout the magazine as well as the 'Designer's Spotlight' on p.30.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Elseworld's Finest Batgirl 2008

Just getting some commissions done. Happy new year!