Another Joker gets into politics

Nov. 04, 2008 | 10:50 p.m.

Audacity_of_hopeLewis Wallace over at the Underwired blog has posted a fun chat with the artist James Lillis who did this Bat-parody of the popular Barack Obama "Hope" poster. Here’s a bit of what Lillis said:

"Heath Ledger’s Joker will have to go down as one of the all-time great movie villains," Lillis said. "Having watched his scenes over a few times, you’ll find there’s a lot more to the character than you first assume. His logic is actually quite consistent!

"At the risk of getting too philosophical, he comes across as some demonic spawn of Nietzsche and post-modernism. Which is why everyone has such a hard time understanding him — he rejects popular ideals of rationalism and modernism."

So, who does Lillis think the grease-painted anarchist would support in this year’s presidential election?

"Perhaps the Joker would vote, but for very different reasons than your average voter," Lillis said. "I think he would vote for the person he would most like to ‘play with.’ However, having said that, the Joker does love to play with politicians with strong moral foundations — so I really can’t see him showing much interest in U.S. politics."

— Geoff Boucher


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3 Responses to Another Joker gets into politics

  1. Wow, I can't believe how good that "Joke the Vote" poster looks! Also, I find myself inexplicably aroused by the Tales From The Crypt pastiche. Do I need a visit from Dr. Wertham?
    GREAT blog, BTW! I really enjoy your take on comics and pop culture. Keep up the great work.

  2. [this is pretty kool, has to be said]

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