The creator is most certainly not a Conservative, but a fellow Chicagoan, who is a far left supporter of Kucinich!
When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from “Batman” began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image?
Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?
Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.
Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe’s Photoshop software.
Alkhateeb had been tinkering with the program to improve the looks of photos he had taken on his clunky Kodak camera. The Joker project was his grandest undertaking yet. Using a tutorial he’d found online about how to “Jokerize” portraits, he downloaded the October 23 Time Magazine cover of Obama and began digitally painting over it.
The young man stated that he felt that the fawning over Obama this past year was laughable and also believed there really wasn’t much substance behind the rhetoric, therefore choosing not to vote in November. His work went unnamed mainly due to the back-lash he feared coming out of extremely liberal Chicago.
For the full article in the LA Times click here.