Ambassador of Comics
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Jerry Robinson is one of the living legends of American comics. As a member of the original Batman
team, he created the first and most iconic of all supervillains, the Joker, and cocreated Robin, the archetypal sidekick. During the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, Robinson worked on every comic book genre there was, and brought to life his own super heroes such as London, Jet Scott, and Atoman. His artistry also extended beyond comic books into editorial cartooning and popular syndicated newspaper strips such as Still Life
and Flubs & Fluffs
, as well as magazine and book illustration, fine arts, academia, and humanitarian affairs. Robinson has been an influential teacher, an important curator of cartooning art exhibits, and a tireless champion of artists’ rights. This rich, fully illustrated collection of his work was written in collaboration with the artist himself.
Abrams ComicArts, 9780810977648, 224pp.
Publication Date: August 18, 2010
About the Author
Pete Hamill is a journalist, essayist, and author of two collections of short stories and ten novels, including Snow in August, Forever, and North River. He is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.