Monday, September 25, 2017

Animals Miscellaneous

What is the Animals Miscellaneous Section?

 The other sections of the animal joker selection are the felines, canines, equestrians, and volant section (ie cats and dogs, horses, and flyers). This section is the forty other animal jokers, the animals miscellaneous section.  This "otherness" makes them none the less desirable, beautiful, or enchanting.

I'm not sure why this rabbit is coming out of an egg and what the little mystical folk behind him are doing with the acorn on a stick. I suspect it's Easter related.  If you know what's going on here, please tell me!

Why is this rabbit is coming out of an egg?
Why is this rabbit is coming out of an egg?

While this next one might not truly belong in the animal section, I like how the hatching witch pairs with the hatching bunny before it.  Also, the boy with the gun is a perplexing twist on the small mystical creatures.  And then, there is a small turtle trying to escape the excitement. Anyone understand this scene or imagery?

Witches Come From Eggs?
Witches Come From Eggs?

This is one of my favorites since I like monkeys and there are only a few jokers where the jesters wand does not have the jester's own head. In this case, it's a human held by a monkey.  (I designed a joker with a cat and mouse holding jester wands with each others heads on it, topsy turvy)

The monkey in this picture interestingly enough had a previous role as the character for advertising for Monkey Brand Soap.  No, you could not make this stuff up.  Check out this advertisement from the 1880s including the clever poem:

I like giraffes. People look up to giraffes. Giraffes have friends in high places.

Have I mentioned that I like monkeys? You know I like jokers. Monkey Jokers!!!

A pharmaceutical bug?

This deer is from Cypress.  I know this because the back of the deck announces it is a Cypress tourism deck.

Someone's making a point with the trash on this buck's head. I think an environmentalist. I agree.

When I look closely at this one, it could be in the joker dog section. What do you think? I've made a note to move it.

A troubling joker for categorization. Should he be in with the bicyclists?

Were you looking for the bull and bison section? Here it is:

In this case, I've saved the best four for last. The first two are a pair from an art deck (I need to check out its origins unless someone can help me).

This monkey joker, like the monkey joker that I started this section with, is holding a bauble (or jesters wand) with a human head on it. I like jokers, I like monkeys, and I like innovations in what's on the jesters wands: I'm thrilled!!!!
monkey joker jester
monkey joker jester

And last is this gorgeous piece of art.  First its back, then the front: 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cartoon Jokers

This section features cartoon jokers.  It's a large section so I might reoganize it soon. There are already 150 jokers in the cartoon section.

The first part of the cartoon section is Batmans. It mixes both live action and cartoon Batmans. The first pair are from a joker deck, I show the back as the third image.

This is the back of the deck of the two Batmans above. Yes, it's a Joker deck.

The next two Batman jokers are a pair, the back is shown as the third image.

The back of the Batman jokers pictured above.

Another Batman followed by the back

The next pair of jokers, I think both of the Joker, are from  Harley Quinn deck, The back is shown afterwards. I think Harley Quinn is a newish (mid 90s?) character who was the Jokers girlfriend at some point.

Now we are returning to the more classic and cartoony Batmans and Jokers.

Wonder Woman, the Green Phantom, Thor, Harry Potter, and Iron Man Jokers!

This next section is a lot lighter. It features six jokers using Peanuts characters, mostly Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Plus the bird, what was the bird's name? Did he have one?

Here's two pages of  Disney characters.  Goofy, Pluto, Mickey, and Donald jokers on the next page.

This next section is the Star Wars Section. There is now an entire subsection of Star War Jokers.

These jokers have Bugs Bunny which is from Warner Brothers.  Plus the cat. There's several from Pixar with the Sea Witch and Lobster from Arial, the Little Mermaid.  There's a joker from the Pixar Lion King.

And lets end with a few Alice in Wonderland cards.

A video of cartoon jokers