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The Big-headed Mask by devilkais The Big-headed Mask by devilkais
This is some of the easiest comparison to make : Jim Carrey's Mask and John Arcudi's Big-Head ! Music Maestro [link]

The Mask :
The movie has Stanley Ipkiss as a good-hearted but pushover of a man who uses the Mask to ... well ... satisfy his own desire , pull a prank whoever the fuck he wants and DO whatever the fuck he wants ! Yeah , after a better viewing , Carrey's Mask is pretty much amoral. The reason he doesn't seem all that dangerous is because the violence was toned down to make the Mask only as dangerous as its wearer. (though he still offers the mechanics an anal probing , shoots the street gang and offs Dorian Tyrell by flushing him...)
The animated version is definitely watered down , but then again he acts heroically because he DOES have to fight Tim Curry . It was one fun cartoon , still enjoy it to this day ... and it introduced me to Walter , who's always cool , Comics or cartoons !

Big Head:
The comic's true protagonist is the magical mask (a rocky looking one unlike the wooden movie one BTW ) which imbues the wearer with reality-bending powers , as well as bypassing the wearer's psychological inhibitions ESPECIALLY the murderous ones. Anyone who wears the mask would become this ultraviolent wacky, superpowered being with an abnormally large, bald, green-skinned head and a mouthful of large teeth. This allows for some versatility when it comes to wearers (the damn thing is quite the unfaithful bride, and it does have its own will).
Among the most famous masks wearers : Stanley Ipkiss ,his girlfriend Kathy , Lt. Kellaway, the Joker (and it was a freaking awesome story ! With the TRUE Clown Prince of Crime and Harley in her absolute best design...) EVEN FUCKING LOBO , how the hell did that happen ?!

Here is a scary thought : What would happen if both versions , the wacky lustful selfish Mask and the ultra-violent psychopath Big Head , teamed-up ? Actually I can picture Big Head singing this while going for the kill [link]

And No , Never watch Son of the mask ! If that movie wanted a true improvement , it should have had the baby strangling Kennedy with his own intestines while sporting a nightmarish toon face and the dog going around the neighborhood cartoonily butchering people just for the sake of it with various gardening tools. Now that would be a decent flick that knows what it wants to be !
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superkitty27 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
one of my fav childhood movies!! awesome :D
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
No problem pal !
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Kosa17 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that movie :heart: Comic is cool too, but it's real horror ;-)
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Kosa17 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :-)
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BlueprintPredator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
My favorite movie of all times. I would love to see a reboot that follows comic's style more closely. Every movie could have a new protagonist. I guess that was originally an idea for the first one until Jim Carrey got the role.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
That should have been done indeed ! devilkais.deviantart.com/art/S…
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Visitor257 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I like the movie one by a lot
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devilkais Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
devilkais.deviantart.com/art/S… Hope you'll like this then !
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found it kinda hard to root for the Mask in the movie when he robbed a bank but is still somehow the hero. At least in the animated series the Mask was much less selfish.

But I would like to see what would happen if these two actually met. Would they team up, or would they fight?

Y'know what would be even better? Stanley Ipkiss!Mask beating the crap out of Tim Avery!Mask.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
The thing is we are supposed to root for Stanley rather than his alter-Ego

Oh yes... Son of the Mask was complete horseshit ! devilkais.deviantart.com/art/S…
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But the whole reason everyone bought the ticket was to see his alter-ego. Damn, Hollywood, why are you so confusing?
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L1701E Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
When I saw this movie as a young man, I had no idea it was based on a comic, nor did I know said comic was much more violent and insane.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Well now you know ! And knowing is half the battle !
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L1701E Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
G.I. JOOOOOOOOOOOOE!!!
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OmniZeus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
I love em both
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devilkais Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Why thanks !
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TheDreweMaster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I loved that movie! It's my favourite comedy! I should have a look at the comic some time. Grea description and art, by the way.
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Agent-Eli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Why thank you very much !
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Agent-Eli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually made my own version of Big Head as part of a collab story where he comes back to take back his reputation
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fireheart1001 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Holy crap! I LOVE the Mask! :excited:

I was even planning on doing a blooper with him. I must say though, I'm not terribly familiar with the original Big Head. Only Stanley Ipkiss's the Mask. ^^;

I do know that the comic are much darker than the movie and the cartoon. :D
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Stanley was , in comics, the first one to wear the mask . Though Carrey's version was more well-developed , Ipkiss in printed form becomes more and more dependent of the mask . Such addiction did not end well ...
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fireheart1001 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Yes, I've read an article about it (I'm not the type of person who minds spoilers). Indeed.
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YakkoWarner20 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artist
Imagine Cletus Kassidy as Carnage & having The Mask. :iconcarnageplz: :iconplusplz: :iconthemaskplz: :iconequalsplz: :iconexplosionplz:
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
WE ARE DOOOOOOMED !
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NocturnalMeteor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student
I've never read the any of the comics, but the movie is, to me, a very fun movie.
It used to scare me as a kid though... :P
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Oh it is a fun one ! I love both actually ! And I do understand why it can scare kids , though it was more geared toward adults .
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NocturnalMeteor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student
Yep.
Also, on the topic of the Mask, I don't know if you've seen this already, but I found this parody trailer that I think you would very much enjoy. :) [link]
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Cool one
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Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesomeness, yeah the movie took some liberties with source material :)
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Not that it bothered me in the least ... I love both
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Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome :D
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Ha le Mask ...Dire que j'ai même pas encore vu le film avec Jim Carrey .
Puisqu'on parle de l'histoire Joker/Mask (qui était en effet très drôle^^) , je ne peux m'empêcher de me demander : Que ce serait-il passé si Batman avait porté le masque ?
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Ah , mais il faut , mon jeune ami. Tu verras , c'est du bon cinoche !
Si Batman l'avait , c'aurait ete serieusement dangereux pour la ville entiere (voila un episode de Myster Mask qui peut etre un bon analogue [link] )
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Je jetterais un oeil pour sûr ! ^^
Voyons, j'ai pas encore vu la vidéo, mais si j'essaie de réfléchir, je pense que Big-Head-Batman se dirait : "-Mmmh...Je veux anéantir la criminalité . Or cette ville est pleine de criminalité . Donc si je veux anéantir la criminalité, JE DOIS ANEANTIR LA VILLE!!! "CQFD", HAHA!! JE SUIS BATMAN !!"
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, the toon Mask wasn't as violent as the original one.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I prefer the toon mask
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I love both versions actually .
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I had read that the comic version of "The Mask" was far more graphic than the movie. However I never heard ANYTHING about The Joker having worn the mask. That's shocking as hell! :jawdrop:
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
If you ever get across the book , check it ! [link] It had a far better understanding of the TRUE Joker rather than the colostomy bag they've been dishing lately . He's hilarious and implicitly scary due to the chaos he causes !
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Donnietu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
SAAAAY......what would happen if Doctor Doom wears that mask?
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devilkais Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Same thing that in Secret wars ... only whcakier XD
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Mitchfoxbane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I remember watching the Mask cartoon and movie when I was in Indonesia in the late 90s. It was cool and entertaining.
About the baby and the dog wearing the mask, I think the cartoon episodes were much better than the stupid movie sequel.
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Nothingbutblankness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was waiting for you to make this comparison. ;) I did really enjoy the first movie and the cartoon, but haven't really read the comic, however the comic does sound pretty cool.

But yeah, we can all agree the sequel is bullshit!
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ImRaidAccount Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
From Satan's DVD player to yours.
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Nothingbutblankness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That fucking sequel belongs in hell where it came from.
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ImRaidAccount Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Speaking of which the Antichrist the pegasister was one of the funniest things ever
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Nothingbutblankness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
She was one of my favorite parts of that review. :giggle:
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