Here is the final main April ALT poster, including a spotlight on traditional US gags, Groucho, US comedy styles, a simple joke, a Truth or Dare demo, and an Easter corner. For a breakdown of the incidental doodads of the poster, go here.
This is a walkthrough of coloring our anchor image.
The walkthrough of the facial area is here.
I am not sure how the gag flower would work in this case, but just go with it.
The pose, if you caught it, is modeled after Groucho's famous cigar-twiddling one, like the pelican and the pickles, but with the Shyamalaian twist that it's not a cigar but a bill on a string that's being twiddled.
Also, the Joker thing was a reference to the use of that word in Japanese society for seemingly arbitrary reasons.
You'll find the word "Joker" on things that have nothing to do with comedy or light-hearted things, like there's a men's fashion magazine called "Joker," when it should be rather be called, "Expensive Things Nobody is Ever Going to Buy-er."
Of this one cooking manga called "Hungry Joker."
Nothing to do with the concept of the joker as we know it.
I think it just means a "cool guy."
Anyway, here it doubles as actually applying to comedy, too, so hopefully Japanese people learn something about the proper usage of the word.
I get paid either way, all the same.