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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