Joker Photo: Butcher Billy instagram
There was much talk about the influence of two Martin Scorsese classics in “Joker” by Todd Phillips, we refer to “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy”, the mixture of both films may well determine part of the personality of Arthur Fleck soon to become the fearsome "Joker"; Brazilian artist Butcher Billy has been inspired by it to create a unique illustration of the DC Comics character.
"Taxi Driver" tells the story of Travis Bickle, a New York taxi driver whose life is falling apart little by little until he breaks with it all to become a more determined and direct person but also more violent.RELATED
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"The King of Comedy" tells the story Rupert Pupkin, an amateur comedian desperate to achieve the success and recognition of other people, any resemblance to "Joker"?
In the illustration done by Billy we see Travis Bickle using the already iconic mohawk with his face made up as the "Joker" version of Todd Phillips.
The works of the Argentine artist have gained worldwide fame for mixing pop culture characters with fictional characters or superheroes, such as Ian Curtis with Batman or Jack Nicholson with Pennywise.