I wanted to do a painting that showed how cool the Joker from the comics could look. I love the Heath Ledger's version as much as everyone else, but I was getting a little tired of seeing it everywhere.
This is and always will be the true Joker look in my opinion. Nolan's Joker worked for that story and, as much as I LOVE both TDK and Ledger's acting, it would've been even cooler if Joker had looked like this. ^_^ But that's a minor complaint, hardly worth the time it takes to type it.
Great work on this. He looks so suave. ... Looks are deceiving!
I think they caught the spirit of the Joker dead on. He was both hilarious and terrifying all the time he was on screen. As far as his look in the comics goes, i just wish more artists would draw him with black around his eyes. I think that's the number one way to make him look cool, and the animated series was doing it way before the Dark Knight came out.
And I'm sure they can top themselves whether or not they use The Joker. Batman has such a great rogues gallery.
I'm personally crossing my fingers for Black Mask, The Riddler, Bane (a version true to the comics, this time), and/or Catwoman. I can see more than one villain being used. With the state of the mob at the end of the last film, it's a good time for all of the "freaks" to start crawling out of the woodwork.