pentacles, magic

A nice cup of rabies

Rantings with occasional art.

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Re: vengeance, the night, etc.

If you do an image search for "Harley Quinn" it seems to be about 1/3 Timm's images or people hewing close to them, 1/3 people putting a lot of extra stuff on top of Timm's costume, and 1/3 the fetish nurse costume from the "Arkham Asylum" game.

Oh, and there's also a certain chunk that're attempts to re-imagine her as a companion to the Heath Leger Joker.

Draw me a yiffy man-bat, Peggy!

Ooh, Russian martian batman. That's a deep cut right there.

Batman is my favorite superhero of all time and I LOVE all these charicatures AND your story idea besides.

The more I think about it the more meat it has. Take this incompetent psychiatrist turned zany villain and make her try to get along with this man who's got more baggage than an entire airline's carrying at any given moment. It writes itself. Having the opportunity for some kind of crazy, impractical, show-offy Joker scheme at the end is just icing on the cake.

For some reason, they remind me a little bit of Sam Keith's version of Batman (which was my favourite) They're totally different of course. Huge bodies with tiny pencil heads but... Same sort of appeal, I think.

I've only seen that briefly, when flipping through an issue in the comic book store, but I was definitely thinking of the amount of liberty he took with the character while drawing some of these. (These are only about 25% of the drawings; I left out a bunch that didn't really gel.)

You know, that's one of the strengths of Batman. You can tweak the costume, and tweak the visual depiction, and take stylization in outrageous directions, and it just adds to the moodiness and atmosphere. When you try to stylize Superman, it just looks like a parody.

Another good Highly Stylized Bat-Artist was Norm Breyfogle, who was one of the main artists of the late '80s and early '90s. Norm, among his other memorable moments, created The Ventriloquist and Scarface.

Mr. J. looks uncannily like an old EC Horror Host here.

(DC's used him as such in a couple of recent "Joker's Asylum" minis ... )

Huh, yeah, drop his hair down and he does get a serious Cryptkeeper vibe, doesn't he. Keep it up in the air and he's still definitely an EVIL CLOWN.

I love the little "oh wait Nick said NOT to use him as a base" bit. :)

When I told him about my take on the Joker he relented and said it was kinda awesome despite being inspired by him. But I'm not gonna make the Joker look like him!

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