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Harlequin Valentine by AdAbsurdum Harlequin Valentine by AdAbsurdum
Umm...happy belated Valentine's Day.
...'s a stupid holiday, anyway.

Behold the clever facsimile of a background!


Hey you guys, remember Mark Hamill's Joker? Wasn't he AWESOME?

I mean, I thought Heath Ledger was brilliant in "The Dark Knight", and I also thought Jack Nicholson was pretty fantastic.

But the Animated Series Joker will always be *my* Joker.




Harley Quinn and the Joker = DC comics.
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:iconkaizokushojo:
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner May 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
The best Joker ever, and this is one smashing rendition.
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KariChococat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Charming Joker! *0*
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Mark Hamill is by far the best scree Joker and is closest to the comic book. Great pic, any chance of the Mad Hatter?
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AwesomeAria Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I be lovin' this.. And I agree with the animated Joker, he's my fav as well
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Tracassin465 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow i love this cartton style of the Joker,he's really handsome!!!!:heart:
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inkwell221 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
The composition here is great, but I LOVE everything about your Harley!
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:iconphantomgirl:
PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Man I miss the animated Joker...
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:iconzelda-and-midna:
Zelda-and-Midna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
It's beautiful,i love JokerxHarley!!!
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:iconsophiajones:
SophiaJones Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought this was one of the best/ cutest parings ever, and i never even got into that animated series... i just KNEW
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NikoGurl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Hate to think what that rose is laced with.
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Eriks-punjab-girl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Mark Hamill is DA BOMB. Joker + Harley = love! I also like how Harley is lovesick and Joker has the, "I know I'm awesome." look on his face.
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wings33 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
at this point I've decided you are more or less a woman after my own heart. Mark Hamill's Joker is also my Joker, without question. Apart from the voice and the laughter that knows no parallel, the characterization provided by the lines themselves.... perfect.
You've done him a nice tribute.
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LadyMortiana Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Absolutely wonderful Valentine fanart ;)
With one of my fave couples ever.
Drawn in a fantastic way.
I simply feel that mad, maaad love ;) :love:

:iconharleyhugplz: :rose:
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thank you kindly - glad I did 'em justice!
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:iconfrankenteflon:
frankenteflon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Beautiful. I especially like the texture of the piece.
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you!
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eccentricass Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Awe so cute ^^
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insanity-madness13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I love this! You right, the MH Joker is the best! I love how drew the faces. Joker's is exactly like the animated series.
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Queen-of-Disturbia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
To me, all the other Batman movies/shows are just wanna-bes. I grew up to Harley Quinn's annoying voice and Batman's square chin. Beautiful.
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AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Agree. It's just...the show that got everything right.
I love the Nolan films, but the animated series will always be first in my heart.
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Queen-of-Disturbia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I think the live action movies are like the live action version of the animated series.(Almost as good. :p) Their Bruce and the cartoon's are really similar.
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KH2-Axel-lover Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! It's so cute! I love Joker's little self-satisfied smirk. and yes Hamill's Joker rocks da house. in fact it rocks all da houses! :D his laugh is just so....there are no words to describe the awesomeness of it.....*sighs* Batman:TAS Joker is my Joker always and forever.....*fanasizes whistfully*
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AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Bweehee, thanks.
Yep, he's pretty much made of awesome.
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KH2-Axel-lover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in complete agreement. And I think it spelt that wrong... *wonders*
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vuy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student General Artist
I love Mark Hamiall role of the Joker too.

I would have got his autograph, it didn't cost about a 100 bucks[true story]. :iconsadnod:
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Daaaaaang. That is a bit steep though!
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EsmeArmitage Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   Filmographer
Something I totally failed to comment on so far, and I really should have done: the lighting is ace and the playing cards are just brilliant at framing the overall picture :3
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EsmeArmitage Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Filmographer
Gorgeous pose on Harley <3

You know, I recently watched the "Mad Love" episode, and I nearly spat out my tea. I'm surprised it made it past the censors, since it was a really full-on depiction of an abusive relationship. I always remembered it as being quite funny and slapstick, but when I rewatched it, it was decidedly unfunny and depressing.

I think Harley is a much cooler character in the fan art than the original series that spawned her. In the series they always seem to depict her as completely dumb and uncreative :/

(But she's still the most awesome character ever :3)
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
I'm with you on the tea-spitting there - I mean, heaven forbid anyone dies on the show, but they can show a maniac tossing his girlfriend out of a, what, six-story building?

That said, if you don't take it as a piece of children's entertainment, it's a great episode (and MAN, I love listening to Mark Hamill roll those r's!)...only funny in a sick, sad sort of way.

Eh, I think she's a great character even in the original series. Compared to Poison Ivy and Catwoman's femme-fatale brand of villainy...she's so naively loony!

Ever seen "Harlequinade" ([link])? It sort of gives the impression that she's really not as much of a ditz as she acts. (Plus, she musters up the spine to actually pull a gun on the Joker. Points for that!)
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EsmeArmitage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Filmographer
No wais :o How did I miss that episode? :D

That's a very cool ep, she certainly is a lot more proactive than in some of them (is it "Girls' Night Out" where she's constantly the butt of Ivy and Livewire's jokes about how stupid/incompetent she is? Not a lot of good feeling in that ep.)

Also, if I'd had access to Harlequinade when I was in the middle of my animation dissertation it would have made things a lot easier XD Especially the singing scene. Although that made me feel kinda sick ... "Please put down that acid"?? D: (Maybe I'm just oversensitive to this sort of thing ...)

I think my main problem isn't Harley herself or any of the other characters but the rather unsubtle way that the series writers at times seem to be saying "Domestic violence: it's AWWWWRIGHT!!" with only very half-hearted attempts on the part of the "good" characters to say otherwise. I mean, teaching kids that domestic violence is edgy and cool ... that's trying a leeeetle bit too hard to be "dark" imo.

Still, Harley is by far the most original female supervillain evar because she doesn't just go for the tired ol' "Lookit me, I'm so sexy. Yar, so sexy and feisty. I take myself ohh so seriously, because I'm so sexy and above it all. Watch me do a pouty face and say something clicheed about being a lady."

and that is why Harley Quin wins the innernets.

(Ima shush now)
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bloodandwarwolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
o, i like!! classic batman animated series joker. win. :)
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Glad you liked. That show does indeed win.
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Nala91 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mark Hamill will always be the best joker.
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Agreed!
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Kesela Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I second this motion. The other Jokers are good, but he's /the/ Joker^_^
~K
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
That said, Ledger is DAMN good. ...we must make you watch The Dark Knight.

Oh, and by the way:
You remind me of the babe. *grins*
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:iconkesela:
Kesela Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Yes, indeed, we must.

What babe?^_^
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AliceTheHatter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Ah, Mark Hamil's Joker... brings back memories, alright!
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Fave episode...?
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AliceTheHatter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I really couldn't say, I love so many of them! But my favorite Joker episode is probably The Joker's Favor.
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Bettyb127 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This is excellent. Feels very B:TAS style.
Love Harley's happy face and the Joker's smug look.
He's looks like he's thinking... "Yep. This ol' clown has still got it!" Hahha.
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AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thanks!

Bweehee. Something along those lines, no doubt.
The ladies, they are powerless to resist the purple.
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Bettyb127 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I wish when you say "ladies" you only mean Harls, but we all know there are girls out there who think the Joker is shmexy. Eep!
I think a Nolanverse Harley would work, but they would have to darken her like in the recent Joker graphic novel; as they "darkened" the Joker for the movie. He's not really the traditional Joker of the comics --- he doesn't use any of his traditional gags (Smilex, acid-squirting flower) , but is a more realistic take.
Thanks for drawing this, though! :-D
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Aw, c'mon - even the best of us have a Harley-esque thing for at least *one* version of the Joker!
That said, he's one of the only Bat villains I probably wouldn't want to bring home and feed. Admiration from afar is far safer.

You're right, a Nolanverse Harley would have to be a complete departure from the Bruce Timm model. But, gee...where's the fun in that?
I hear she has a, hem, silent role in the new graphic novel. And something about the writer regarding her as "essentially a stripper'.
This...sort of irks me.
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Bettyb127 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Yeah Devil's Advocate Joker isn't so bad.

I'm a big Harley fan, but (while I would have preferred if she spoke) I actually liked her depiction in the graphic novel. And I was worried about it, for sure, with her not speaking and all. She isn't essentially a "stripper"; but she DOES have a reverse strip scene, in which she puts her clothes on. I don't want to ruin it for you, but it is a "joke" and a ruse. She's still playful, just in ... a different sense. And the relationship between the two of them is quite well-depicted.
You should at least check it out:
[link]
:-D
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:iconadabsurdum:
AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Don't worry, I fully plan on it - just haven't gotten around to it yet!
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Bettyb127 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I sent you a link for it so you can! :-D
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asieybarbie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Digital Artist
awww! i love how you drew the Joker! hahaa this is very cute! :D
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AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Thanks muchly!
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harleyquinnx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Writer
he's always my joker, too. =)
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