Sunday, November 29, 2020

Flower and Fruits: the art jokers


The art section is diverse covering classic art, modern art, mystical and death jokers, statues, masks, and flowers and fruit. This it the flower and fruit joker section. Enjoy, and remember to take time to smell the flowers.















These next two pages while currently grouped in the flower and fruit section of the artsy jokers, probably will be moved to a new home, as soon as I can figure out where.




The Art and Artsy Joker section is made up of several subsections.
    1. Beautiful art jokers: classical, digital, and   flowers, fruit, mermaids
    2. Card-themed Jokers (YES, this is intentional) 
    3. Mystical, deathly, and devils. Pirates too.
    4. Masks
    5. Statues 

The Percussion Section: Musical Jokers


This percussion article got obsoleted by a percussion joker article written in July of 2021.

In an orchestra, there are a few big categories of musicians and instruments: the string instruments, the wind (and brass) instruments, and the percussion. 

The percussion is built around the drums but it includes bells and oddly, the piano. Should the piano forte really be considered a string instrument since after all, there are strings? That’s a question beyond my pay grade but it’s been explained to me that pianos, because you strike the strings rather than stroke or pluck them, counts as a percussion instrument.








Scatterman - The Cartamundi Jester Joker

One of most classic jesters with tons of variations. He is often known as Scatterman or Sowers.

 I have about 150 here (updated April 2021) and frankly, I’m more than a little overwhelmed looking at all the minor variations. (had 90 Nov 2020). Fun fact, the only joker that I had only one of us that I traded away was out of this group. I think about it. It turns out to be hard to let one go even though it was a more than fair trade. 
















Just updated the pages from here down - April 2021.
It's possible that I should have updated the pages before this since jokers tend to shift around each time I get a new one so that each page gets balanced.....












Yo see more jokers, I'd suggest going to my table of contents which lays out the whole joker organizational system

Friday, November 27, 2020

Jokers - not jesters - Standing

 These jokers are not court jesters or clowns. They are standing (well, sometimes striding) and do not have weapons and are dancing. 

 This article has jokers but not jesters, maybe standing still or walking, and with NO wandIn includes some ladies and some robots.  It excludes:

Jesters with NO WAND standing
STANDING jesters with Wands
Walking Jesters with Wands
- Juggling Jesters
- Performing Jesters with cards or without cards
- Sitting Jokers
- Dancing Jokers

We'll start with a female joker, but not a jester.




Then an example of a robot.

Here are the ensemble shots of jokers (not jesters) standing or maybe walking. First, eight standing lady jokers.

More ladies
Robots!!






Want to see more Jester Jokers (not real people or celebrities)?

    1. Dancing with or without jesters wands 
    2.  Performers with cards or without cards 
    3. Juggling things 
      Juggling Jesters
    4. Juggling cards  
      1. Scatterman variations
    5. Sitting - Forward vs Sideways
    6. JestersSTANDING jesters with WandsWalking Jesters with WandsNO WAND (standing still or walking)
    7. Head Shots or BustsOn a stickheadshands no wandhand with a wand  
    8. Fighters! ie Jokers with swords, etc
    9. Clown Jokers  
    10. Jokers, not jesters, standing (or walking) 

Jesters with NO Jesters Wand

 This article has jesters, maybe standing still or walking, but with NO WAND.  It excludes:

  1. Dancing with or without jesters wands 
  2.  Performers with cards or without cards 
  3. Juggling things 
  4. Juggling cards  
    1. Scatterman joker variations Cartamundi joker)
  5. Sitting - Forward vs Sideways
  6. JestersSTANDING jesters with WandsWalking Jesters with WandsNO WAND (standing still or walking) - THIS POST!
  7. Head Shots or BustsOn a stickheadshands no wandhand with a wand  
  8. Fighters! ie Jokers with swords, etc
  9. Clown Jokers  
  10. Jokers, not jesters, standing (or walking) 

There are 5 pages of these jokers with NO wands. 




Let’s dig deeper into the categories on this next nine. In the middle of this next nine, there’s a jester holding a stick. #confusing! But the stick does not have a jesters head on it: it has the four suits. If it wasn’t such a minor detail, that card would have been put in the “cards about cards” section. On the top left, the jester is talking. He’s almost performing. On his right, there’s a jester atop a ball. This seems to me to be a performer or juggler ( balancer?), I might have to move him. The 3 in the middle row have movement but aren’t dancing. Ditto on bottom row middle.
More Qs on categories. Top row middle is holding a tiny deck of cards, should he be moved?

Want to see more? 

  1. Dancing with or without jesters wands 
  2.  Performers with cards or without cards 
  3. Juggling things 
  4. Juggling cards  
    1. Scatterman joker variations Cartamundi joker)
  5. Sitting - Forward vs Sideways
  6. JestersSTANDING jesters with WandsWalking Jesters with WandsNO WAND (standing still or walking) - THIS POST!
  7. Head Shots or BustsOn a stickheadshands no wandhand with a wand  
  8. Fighters! ie Jokers with swords, etc
  9. Clown Jokers  
  10. Jokers, not jesters, standing (or walking) 


Walking Jesters with Wands

 This subsection focuses on Walking Jesters with Wands. There are 3 full pages and a partial page. It's closely related to but distinct from:

  1. Dancing with or without jesters wands 
  2.  Performers with cards or without cards 
  3. Juggling things 
  4. Juggling cards  
    1. Scatterman joker variations Cartamundi joker)
  5. Sitting - Forward vs Sideways
  6. JestersSTANDING jesters with WandsWalking Jesters with WandsNO WAND (standing still or walking
  7. Head Shots or BustsOn a stickheadshands no wandhand with a wand  
  8. Fighters! ie Jokers with swords, etc
  9. Clown Jokers  
  10. Jokers, not jesters, standing (or walking) 

Here's a typical walking jester with a wand. I think I bought him in Russia, long ago.

Here's a new one that I just acquired (April 2021).  Canadian: Consolidated Lithography and Manufacturing Co. They later became the Canadian Playing Card Co. This one might be 1920-ish.

  And here are the ensemble shots...

walking jester joker







These last four are from Italy (Per Tom van Berkum)  it's published by Cambissa & Co. since 1956.
Here are some choices to see more.

  • Dancing with or without jesters wands 
  •  Performers with cards or without cards 
  • Juggling things 
  • Juggling cards 
  • Scatterman joker variations (Cartamundi joker)