Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Joker Head Shots

These jokers are just the heads with no body or hands. In some cases, just the hat.





In some, the head has gone missing and there's just a hat. But I left them in this section.






I'll mention at this mid point in the post that the joker category of "Busts or Heads" has four subcategories.
 
 And each of these subcategories now has its own post:
Here are some exotic heads... 








The top row of jokers are from a contemporary Bicycle deck called Arch Angels.

Just hats.









I'll end this post by reviewing that the joker category of "Busts or Heads" has four subcategories.
 

 And each of these subcategories now has its own post:

 There are admittedly head shots which don't end up in this section. For examples, there's masks, art, dogs and cats, horses, cartoon characters, topsy turvy, and clowns,  Want to better understand the categories, check out the Joker Taxonomy Article which reveals ALL.

Busts with Hands But NO Jesters Wands


These jesters are just the bust or top half of the body. More technically, the hands are shown AND they are NOT holding a jesters wand. If they were, they'd be in the section called juster busts holding a jesters wand.  

The first one is making that we-have-a-secret finger gesture. He tried winking but it didn't look right in a still shotl
















Can anybody notice the problem in this next set of nine? First one to get it right in the comments can get a free set of five duplicates of mine sent their way.


I'll end this post by reviewing that the joker category of "Busts or Heads" has four subcategories.
 

 And that each of these subcategories now has its own post:









Monday, March 9, 2020

Busts with Jester Wands


The jokers below are in the heads and busts category (ie, they have no legs). 
The subcategory is that they have arms and are holding a jesters wand. I seem have about 70 of them.

This first joker is a classic and I should know from which company and era...stay tuned...

A Jesters Wand is also known as a Bauble or a Jesters Stick. Are there other names?
I'm not sure who this lady is but I like her.

A fierce jester with a matching fierce jester bauble.

What a sweet looking jester lady.
sweet jester lady
sweet jester lady
 This jester is making a gesture which suggests a shared secret and that it is understood that it will not be disclosed. One website says that laying the finger aside the nose:  "represents the equivalent of a secret wink -  'Let's keep it between the two of us'"
A finger aside the nose
A finger aside the nose
This gleeful fellow shows an inner joy reflected to / from his bauble's smug face.

This next jester has a tragic sorrowful feel and the face on her wand, with her closed eyes, seems to not just mirror but to amplify. How awful the human condition can be with so much pain.  Why?

This next one is confusing. Is that Burt Reynolds? And why would he be wearing that odd head dress?
 

Here's how the jokers are currently (March 2020) laid out by page.











Six of the nine on this page are women. Two have mustaches (not two of the women).




For context, there are four subsections of the "Busts and Head but No Legs" section:
Jesters on a Stick (ie the jesters wand is the focal point of the joker).


Lastly, click to see an Overview of My Joker Taxonomy.