ANDY FISH is a comic book artist, writer, painter, pop culture archaeologist and film historian. He has written and drawn numerous How To Art Books, Graphic Novels, Screenplays and Comic Books.
He lectures on art related subjects and even has a painting in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington DC.
This blog will attempt to focus on all manner of art, film and pop culture but don't hold much hope that it will stay focused.
He lives 40 miles outside of Boston MA with his artist wife Veronica Lane Fish.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
GREAT BATMAN ARTISTS #5: Frank Robbins
As a kid there was no other Batman artist I hated more than Frank Robbins-- and I was not alone in my feelings if the letters columns of the day were any indication.
As an adult--and as a professional artist-- I have changed my opinion 180 degrees.
I not only appreciate Robbins work, I love it.
I had no idea that he was the legendary cartoonist behind Johhny Hazard or that he was someone who knew more than I ever would in a dozen lifetimes, I just knew that it looked like he inked his work with a chalking gun and it looked incredibly messy. Today I see it as brilliant.
What a difference 30 years makes.
Robbins run on Batman was long as a writer, but he only illustrated a handful of issues himself.
TUESDAY: One of the truly unique takes on a character with a thousand unique takes.
Posted by Andy Fish at 12:00 AM