Welcome to Jokerside
And that is? Pop culture explored through long reads, cartoons and a smirk.
Jokerside collects a mix of essay articles, features and long reads on pop culture. TV, Film, Gaming, Music and the Arts in general can all be found here, all alongside unique Jokertoons.
And what are those?
Well, they’re dotted around this page – medal-winning, highly excitable Cybermen; Doc Brown realising he’s arrived too early to defrost Einstein; A wistful Spock; Captain Kirk, Wolverine, James Bond and the Terminator having a merge crisis while; perhaps most tellingly of all, Caesar from Planet of the Apes has his Hamlet moment.
Jokerside started with that halcyon year between late 1962 and 1963 when many a root to modern life was laid by the letter B… before running head-long into to the latest trends in Hollywood, American and British TV, to key moments in 21st century media, a constant evil eye on horror icons old and new and all the lessons we should really hang on to from Japanese video gaming. And more…
Yes, more than just a Death Star’s thermal exhaust port – here lie long-form thoughts, commentary, reviews and sideways glances at the media afflicted. Designed for smirking and thinking. Rebels may well want to organise a trench run… But with content akin to Jake LaMotta’s sweat, Arnold Rimmer’s pride and James Bond’s abstinence you should join the discussion before they do. Take your pick where so start: search visually with Jokertoons, get analysing with the Jokerindex or perhaps start by drawing out the connections with the collected JokerSeries…
Jokerside. Half hitman, half-cut.
About Matt: Jokerside is curated by Matt Goddard who you can find on Twitter as @jokermatt. A journalist, marketer, artist and film-maker hanging around the South of England – always somewhere near the sea – for Matt’s publications, portfolio, more ‘toons and projects visit www.Jokermatt.com. Or contact Matt and reach the Jokerside through these social networks or the handy form below!