Jerry Robinson, Batman artist and Joker creator, RIP
December 8, 2011 1:09 PM Subscribe
posted by marxchivist (21 comments total)
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, Batman artist and creator of the Dark Knight's arch-nemesis The Joker
, died yesterday
in his sleep at the age of 89.
Robinson toiled in the days when artists and writers went uncredited, and much of his Batman work appeared under the name Bob Kane
. Working primarily in newspaper and editorial comics from the 1950's to the 1970's, Robinson was also a comics historian, writing an essential history of newspaper comic strips
in 1974. Along with Neal Adams, Robinson helped fight for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to receive recognition and remuneration as the creators of Superman.
A nice interview and article from 2009.
Examples of his artwork there too.