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Batman and the Joker by What-the-Gaff Batman and the Joker by What-the-Gaff
There's still a lot for me to do this week, but things have calmed down enough for this.

Comments are appreciated, as ever.
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:iconjokeragentchaos:
JokerAgentChaos Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is super great!!! :eager:
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:iconkuroitori-sama:
KuroiTori-sama Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Breathtaking...
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:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Looking back there are many things I could've done better, but the effect seems to hold up over time.
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MademoiselleMary Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Awesome poses. Gotta love Joker's grin! Wonderful drawing.
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tomosama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, gorgeous, I love everything about this picture, the somewhat apocalyptic feel, the very tense vibe, the whole mood is very energized, and I really like it!
Amazing piece!
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Canine-13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Awesome work! I love the placing of the characters.
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Sir-Will-II Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Nice choice of angle here, I've been looking through some Joker/Batman searches and this stood out [obviously]. I like the use of sepia color too, very nice.
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QueenJester Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Don't listen to those silly critiques, this is so aesthetically brilliant!
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sparkl3star Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Okay I love this picture. Just a LIL bit of critique, everything looks amazing... but Joker's torso looks a bit flat, I know all /my/ stuff is 2-D, and people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but just a suggestion to make you more amazing.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's okay. My perspective works are usually a little off, I know. It's something I need to work on anyway.
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sparkl3star Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Such a perfect angle.
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:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I love it when people look back in my gallery rather than just go over the surface.
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Goblinsaint Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
That's some nice composition.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it was a real challenge to get that angle right.
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jodi-seer Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neato! Awesome action composition! Joker's perma smile looks cool at that angle! Great color scheme as well! Excellent work!
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Jodi!
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Trelela Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool perspective ^^
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Tre.
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Trelela Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob :)
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bluesonnet Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
Noice!
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks blue.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
I love you. So much.

Have you read The Killing Joke? It reveals the Joker's origins.

Thank heavens you didn't draw the version from The Batman cartoon series. Brrr.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why, thank you. I'm quite fond of you too. ^_^

I have read the Killing Joke, and it's one of many different interpretations of the Joker's origin. The short story I mentioned above suggests an origin where the Joker had always been the Red Hood, and his madness as the Joker was a ruse to avoid prosecution. But I loved Alan Moore's origin story too.

"The Batman's" Joker? With the staight jacket and tie dye shirt? God help us, that is not the Joker, I don't care what they say. And Batman considering retirement after losing a fight? Works for Spider-man, but with Batman, it's just wrong. Those guys just don't know Batman.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
At least Catwoman is alright...and the Riddler looks very promising.
By the way, do you draw Nightwing? I'd love to see him in your style.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only saw a few episodes of The Batman, the ones with Penguin, Bane, and half of the one with Mr. Freeze. I have to admit, the theme song is actually very addictive. I've been looking everywhere for a copy of it.
Draw Nightwing? Well, I haven't before, though I think I may have tried it once. I could do that, sure.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
taht would be teh r0xx0rz!!!1!!!!!!!11 XDDDD KAWAIIII!!!1!

yes, the above was me typing.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm yes, I understood "would be," and the rest is like a mix of l33t speak and what seems to be the japanese word for "cute" ^_^
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
heh....sadly, I'm quite fluent in both l33tspeak and yaoi-fangirlese (yet am not affiliated with either party).
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess if I can add that candid grin to the end of just about every sentence I write, you can have your l33t/yaoi talk ^_^
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cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!
Classic idea! Nice job with the mood and feel of it and excellent use of flare.
:+fav:
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Thanks Thanks!
I took a nod from the upcoming Batman Begins with that color scheme. With everything I've seen from them, Begins seems very promising!
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cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Oh, indeed it does!
My brother and I are huge fans of the Tim Burton Batman films and this looks to make justice for the latter two. We can't wait.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best thing to do is not think about the last two. It might hurt too much.

(honestly, bat nipples. what went through their minds?)
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:iconcheddarpaladin:
cheddarpaladin Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Student Digital Artist
(ugh... don't remind me of those... Stupid costume designers.)
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh, yeah, really
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awanderingbard Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
That's orgasmic!

Random person: "You're joking."

Do I look like I'm joking to you?

That was a long way to go for a movie quote, but I did it.
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, who wouldn't want their face on a one dollar bill? ^_^

(orgasmic? I must really be getting somewhere, then)
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Riparian Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Nice. Jokers definitely the most outstanding of the batman villians :boing:
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:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that goes without saying. He's always been my favorite, just as much as Batman himself ^_^
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Cricketjuice Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
Awesome, another set of my fave hero/villian pieces!
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Mine too.
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Psyco-Zombie Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
awesome angle!!!
the joker is definetely the best batman villain, wot with the gassing and the maniacal laughing and the hey-hey-hey that hurts!!
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to mention the recent suggestion that his dementia is a ruse. In a short story drawn by Alex Ross, it was suggested that the Joker only feigns insanity to escape any serious prosecution, and uses it to intimidate his enemies the way Batman uses fear.
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Psyco-Zombie Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
aaww, dman, i missed that!!!
still, that does kinna make sense. It would explain whyt he's able to do wot he does so well with out getting himself, u know, jokerized...
woo! its that kind of stuff that makes him so damn cool!
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're talking about death by Joker venom, he's immune because he has a natural immunity to it. His crazy act doesn't help with that. What it does, is it keeps him from getting the chair. An insanity plea will do that. The Joker is cold, methodical, and highly competent, just like Batman, and even though they never actually say it in the comic or on the show, you can kinda sense it.

In the story I mentioned, this revelation was revealed in an unofficial report found by a couple of Arkham doctors. They get all excited that they can finally put the Joker on death row using the report as evidence, and then they find out that the report was written by Harley Quinn, back when she was still observing the Joker as part of the Arkham staff (and they knew they couldn't use a report written by the Joker's henchgirl, with her being crazy and all), which is the Joker's real victory, escaping judgement and being able to rub it in their faces. You can find it in "Batman: Black and White: Volume 2," it's the first story.
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