Skateboarding, Batman, and Photoshop

I found this image on Tumblr two weeks ago. I was impressed that Heath Ledger was skateboarding during a break from shooting. I found another image about Comics and Skateboarding and teamed them up together for a blog post.

At the time, I thought the skateboarding Joker image was so cool.

I also believed it was authentic.

Unfortunately one of my faithful readers, sent me an email with this picture from the WB photo gallery.

As you can tell, someone has added a skateboard to the original photograph.

Too bad!

The first image was amazing and brought together my love for Batman, comic books, and skateboarding.

So, I did some research and found out that Heath Ledger actually did skate. In fact, he was featured in Issue 6 of Skatebook.

That’s some redemption for the photoshopped image.

And that’s good enough for me.

That, plus Batman can skate!

4 Comments on Skateboarding, Batman, and Photoshop

  1. I'm a Batman dork and I've never seen the skateboard photoshop. Good find 🙂

  2. Hey Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu,

    It really is a great pic, isn't it?

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. Hey Silverfish,

    Thanks for that link.

    Here's a quote from it by Christopher Nolan,

    "Silently, I cursed the moment that Heath first skated onto our set in full character makeup. I’d fretted about the reaction of Batman fans to a skateboarding Joker, but the actual result was a proliferation of skateboards among the younger crew members. If you’d asked those kids why they had chosen to bring their boards to work, they would have answered honestly that they didn’t know. That’s real charisma—as invisible and natural as gravity. That’s what Heath had."

    That's so awesome.

    It seems that the image was fake but the spirit of it wasn't.

    Very cool!

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