March 21, 2011
I’m a huge fan of Batman The Animated Series. Dark, dramatic, and deco, the show undoubtedly raised the bat-bar for television animation. One of my favorite episodes is The Laughing Fish, a darkly screwball story penned by Paul Dini, which features a slew of smiling sea-life that have succumbed to the Joker’s toxic laughing gas. Biological feasibility aside, the result is wonderfully creepy.
Given my fondness for the episode, I thought it would be fun to re-create one of the Joker’s laughing fish as a wall-mounted trophy, sculpted in the animated style. Here are some pictures of the process….