This was the first stab I took at the Joker for Arkham City, and since I had done the design for the one in Arkham Asylum, I felt comfortable taking some chances with him on this one, specially since I knew this was 'post-Titan' Joker..... I really really wanted him to be much more exposed in terms of skin, so that we could see just how baldy wounded he was, but also because we aren't used to seeing Joker without his suit all the time.
I had seen some images from the enviroments in Arkham City, and I thought it'd be cool if he looked a bit like a Circus-ring leader, although a crack-headed one!
My personal favorite look from the first pass is the third one... I thought it would have been cool to see him with a long 'circusy' trenchcoat that almost acts like a cape, but his torso is totally exposed so we could see how emaciated and horribly damaged he is.