Monday, March 30, 2009

Graphic Novelists - Day 45

Last Friday, Christopher Irving and I visited the Upper West Side home/studio of comics legend, Jerry Robinson. Mr. Robinson started working with Bob Kane on Batman in 1939, when he was 17 years old. Soon after, he was instrumental in the creation of both Batman's sidekick, Robin and his arch-nemesis, The Joker.
On the long list of his accomplishments, Mr. Robinson cites this as the one for which he is the most proud - During the mid-1970s, he and artist Neal Adams organized key support around his old friends Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in their long struggle with DC Comics to win recognition and compensation as the creators of Superman.
Most recently, Mr. Robinson served as a creative consultant on the film The Dark Knight.


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