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YOUNG JUSTICE: HARM and SECRET by Jerome-K-Moore YOUNG JUSTICE: HARM and SECRET by Jerome-K-Moore
WB Animation Character Design, YOUNG JUSTICE, Greta, and Billy Hayes, Photo. Pencil, Digital Color.

In the Season One episode, "Secrets," my friend Peter David makes his writing debut on the animated YOUNG JUSTICE show with a story featuring two characters he co-created, Harm, and Secret. It's an appropriately haunting tale, to set the tone for Halloween.

It was my assignment to create a family "photo" for use in a brief scene. The photo image needed to portray the sibling duo in happier times, when Harm and Secret were still simply Billy and Greta Hayes. I thought it was obvious to go the hard-rocker route with Billy's design, preserving an edgy look for the man who would later become the psychopath. I depicted Greta as the doting little sister, embracing her big brother. But, you'll notice that I was careful not to have Billy return the embrace. Not quite. Although it's established that Billy definitely loved his sister, I chose to use his casual detachment as a subtle hint at the betrayal, and horrific tragedy that was to come (In the DC Comics history, Billy was actually adopted into Greta's family.). Of course, these are details that may be lost on the viewer. But sometimes in art there can be comprehension on a subconscious level. And even if my meticulous effort goes unmarked and unthanked, I still derive a simple, private satisfaction.

*If you use "Download" to take a closer look at this image, you might spot a secret little inside joke, if you have an eagle-eye! ;)

As always, these are my own color selections, and they may differ from that used in the actual episode. Here's a link to the actual photo as it appears in the epsiode: [link]

As you can see, my color selections are deliberately brighter, with the intent to strike a stark contrast between the happy past, and the dark present. Thanks for viewing! :)

**This image, and Harm and Secret are the copyrighted property of WB TV Animation, and DC Comics.
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:iconetopa:
etopa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Very Nice Picture.  Do you miss not working on Young Justice?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks.  Sure.  Those were good times.
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:iconkn1978:
kn1978 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
this pic is amazing I loved that episode
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:iconcartoonnetworkgal:
CartoonNetworkgal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your brother wrote that episode? TELL HIM I LOVE HIM!
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This was one of my favorite episodes, and I was all proud of myself like a jerk for knowing who Secret was. I'm so glad I can see a big version of this picture, I really is great! They look so happy and chill.. which makes it all that much sadder. You really designed them well, and the pose/body language says a lot. I love this!
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CHiKa-RoXy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Wow, you did a really good job on this! You really did put effort into it, I can tell. I find it funny how the show just drops little hints like these. It's like the Dick Grayson picture all over again. 

It must be pretty cool to have a friend that worked on the Young Justice show.  :D (Big Grin) 
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Harleymaus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I donīt know this serie, but i like this picture.
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:iconchika-roxy:
CHiKa-RoXy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
If you like heroes like Superman or Batman, "Young Justice" is a good show for you. If you don't, then cool. You appreciate the art for what it is :) (Smile) 
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. :D
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:iconlock-the-moon-away:
Lock-the-Moon-Away Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh is the joke the number plate on the car?
secret?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
;)
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:iconlock-the-moon-away:
Lock-the-Moon-Away Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha nice
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:iconagentdusk13:
AgentDusk13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
Secret was a cool character. Also, let me guess, the license plate says that SECRET :D
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Did you cheat by reading the other comments? ;)
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:iconagentdusk13:
AgentDusk13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
No way! =D I was reading the info and decided to look. The license plate was easy to read.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Well, it's only easy to read once you blow up the image in "Download." But even then, it may take a bit of searching to find it initially.
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ObiWanSkywalker178 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Writer
It truly is amazing how much work is put into excellent series such as YJ. All those mostly unseen touches just show how much people care.

This is epically awesome. I hope Young Justice lasts beyond 2 seasons. I hear some people want to see a Red Hood...
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CHiKa-RoXy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Unfortunately it seems like the show is cancelled. There has been no word whether it's for good or if there will ever be a future 3rd season. Though I do hope that's the case because this cartoon is too damn good to go to waste like that. 


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ObiWanSkywalker178 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Writer
Yeah I found out about the cancellation a  day or two after the news appeared on the net. It really is a disappointment, they replaced the GL series and YJ with a chibi TT and another Batman series. I loved YJ and I grew attached to GL but if they ever did another season of GL I'd highly suggest changing the animation style!

What do you think of the two new shows? I had my hopes up at first, I saw the first few episodes of Teen Titans Go! and found it too childish compared to the original. Yes it's hilarious, I'll give it that but that's the extent of it. Beware the Batman... saw the first episode and just thought it was a rip-off from the Animated series and the Batman.
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CHiKa-RoXy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I won't even give the shows a chance. I heard enough from other friends who watched it and told me just what terrible substitutes they were for Young Justice and GL.

CN better get their shit together, really. I just can't find any valid reason for cancelling the best sidekick's tv show ever made. I just can't see the logic in that. 
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ObiWanSkywalker178 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Writer
I wish people stopped and actually spent the time and effort to create decent shows with quality and dedication put into them. They may be more expensive but it would be worth it as many would actually watch the shows.

*shrugs* I haven't a clue what goes through their minds. I don't have pay tv myself but from what I've seen and heard recently nickelodeon has a better rep right now than CN and that's saying something.
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:iconchika-roxy:
CHiKa-RoXy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Yeah, it's sad really...
Anyway, the show will live on with the hearts of the many fans that do art work and write stories.
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oliverespectro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
GREAT!
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MissMartian4ever Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting. This was my favorite part of the episode and I am very happy to see the photo closer.
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:iconmissmartian4ever:
MissMartian4ever Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting. This was my favorite part of the episode and I am very happy to see the photo closer.
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terra999 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The license plate on the car says secret??
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sharp eyes!
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Ahsoka--Tano Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it. ;) Amazing job. :)
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. ;)
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daisyofthenight Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
The license place is hiding a secret. :smile:
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You got it!
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:iconlajvio:
lajvio Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just watched this episode at a friedn! And I just loved Harm! Such an interesting and cool character! :D
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Toxiclilly Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have to say, that was a sad episode, but that's what made it great! :)
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crystal-studio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
ohhh... que car said "secret" :D
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:iconlfbandgeek:
lfbandgeek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I knew it would be there. Love your inside joke. Wish Greta could've joined the team, though.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:)
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dinobert06 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow! I hadn't even noticed that slight detatchment. It really adds to the episode! It's so awesome when you find out backstory to pictures ^_^!
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superuk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
harm kind of looks like a rock star
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That was the idea. Thanks!
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superuk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
your welcome
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RaggaFlagga Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
The buggy says "Secret" on it.
This is really cool, but kind fo depressing sense one will later become a phycopathic murder...
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ToaTepsak Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ha..haha...I downloaded it...that's funny. :)
You are quite a clever artist, whether anyone notices or not.
And this is my absolute FAVORITE show right now!!! <3
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Dawnsknight Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done... I like your little secret
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StephenBJones Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wow! great!
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arkanan13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
yay totally love this its so good
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I love how much thought you put into this photo of them! I really wish I could learn more about their past. ;v;
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:iconbritterooski15:
britterooski15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
it says secret on the license plate?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Are you certain of that?
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:iconbritterooski15:
britterooski15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
0_o eeeeeeerrrrr great now I'm doubting myself. That would've been too easy huh?
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