Legendary seven-time Oscar winner for Makeup, Rick Baker has revealed his take on a scary looking Joker bust for DC Collectibles that will be available in time for Halloween.
The Oscar winner takes on Batman’s archnemesis for a new high-end collectible, to be released in October.
The special makeup effects artist has partnered with DC Collectibles to create a limited-edition bust of the Batman villain, to be released in October. Baker designed, sculpted and painted the bust, with only 200 of the 1:1 scale busts being made.
Says Baker, “When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I told them I was interested but wanted complete control of the design,” says Baker. “I figured they wouldn’t go for it, but to my surprise, they said, ‘OK.’ I insisted that I would need a proper amount of time to create the bust and their answer was, ‘Take whatever time you need.’ I asked if I could choose the character and they said, ‘Fine.’ I told them I wanted to make a version of the Joker that’s never been done before,’ and they replied, ‘Sounds great.’ I then said, ‘You guys are just too difficult,’ and left. [Laughs] Seriously though, I didn’t expect DC Collectibles to keep their promises, but they did. I had a blast sculpting my version of the Joker and exploring his twisted and demented personality.”
Each bust will be individually numbered and released through DC Gallery.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter