The Joker: Sketched

July 25, 2012 | 1:06 a.m.

For the 1989 film "Batman," director Tim Burton wanted a Joker that veered between rage and black humor. "I recall at the time, people worried about our version being too dark. It's like, well, it looks like a lighthearted romp in comparison [to 'The Dark Knight']. Ours is like 'Batman on Ice.'" (Tim Burton's drawings of the Joker. LACMA)

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