Tuesday, June 5, 2012
GREAT BATMAN ARTISTS #10: Jerry Robinson
Jerry Robinson got his start in cartooning when Batman creator Bob Kane spotted him at a country club wearing a painters jacked Robinson had decorated himself with his own illustrations. Liking him right away, Kane hired him to work on Batman.
Robinson added a fluidity to the character as well as dynamic anatomy which complimented the stiffer work of Bob Kane. Robinson soon began penciling and inking episodes of Batman including a story in Batman #14 in which Batman must team up with the world's greatest detectives to solve the murder of their mentor-- it's a true classic in every sense of the word and a must for mystery fans.
Robinson was instrumental in the development of Robin-- the first sidekick in comics, and the creator of Batman's greatest foe-- The Joker.
Robinson went on to an illustrious career eventually becoming involved in the NCS as its president for many years.
TOMORROW: The First Batman Artist
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