Jerry Robinson


Jerry Robinson was born in Trenton, New Jersey, United States on January 1st, 1922 and is the Cartoonist. At the age of 89, Jerry Robinson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1922
United States
Place of Birth
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Death Date
Dec 7, 2011 (age 89)
Zodiac Sign
Comics Artist, Science Fiction Writer
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Jerry Robinson Life

Sherrill David Robinson (January 1, 1922 – December 7, 2011), also known as Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman line of comics during the 1940s.

He is best known for his co-creator of Robin and the Joker, as well as his advocacy for creators' rights. In 2004, he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Early life

Jerry Robinson was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and he probed for five children. Mae's mother, Mae, was born in Lower Manhattan and was a bookkeeper. Benjamin Robinson, his father, immigrated from Western Russia, near the Baltic states, in 1895. The couple opened Trenton's first theater. Ben Robinson immigrated to the United States to escape conscription in the Russian Empire, which would have lasted 25 years, as well as antisemitism in Russia. He was from Israel and was of Jewish origins.

He attended Columbia University for 2.5 years before deciding to concentrate on comics.


Jerry Robinson Career


Robinson, a 17-year-old journalism student at Columbia University in 1939, was discovered by Batman co-creator Bob Kane, who recruited him to work on the fledgling comic as an inker and letterer. Kane, along with writer Bill Finger, had created the character Batman for National Comics shortly before creating the future DC Comics comic. In The Bronx, Robinson rented a bedroom from a family, near Kane's Grand Concourse apartment, where Kane used his bedroom as an art studio. He began as a letter writer and a background inker, then progressing to inking secondary figures. He became Batman's top inker within a year, with George Roussos inking origins. In Times Square's Times Tower, Batman quickly became a hit character, and Kane rented out space for Robinson and Roussos. For an additional to Batman, Robinson, and Roussos, we did inks and histories on Target and the Targeteers for Novelty Press. Roussos recalled his time with Robinson: he reminisced about his friendship with Robinson

Around a year and a half since Robinson, Roussos, and Finger were recruited by Kane, National Comics lured them away, making them company employees. Roussos has claimed that their work on Target and the Targeteers made the film look "most similar to Kane's Batman," and National recruited them as staffers because it was such a major competition for Batman. Robinson, as well as Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, as well as Jack Kirby, Fred Ray, and Mort Meskin, "one of my best friends, who [m] I came up from MLJ," Robinson recalled working in the bullpen at the company's 480 Lexington Avenue headquarters.

Kane and Finger considered adding a sidekick by early 1940. After reading Robin Hood books he had read during childhood, Robinson said in a 2005 interview that he was inspired by one book's N.C. Wyeth illustrations. In Detective Comics #38 (April 1940), the new star, orphanage performer Dick Grayson, came to live with Bruce Wayne (Batman) as his young ward. Throughout the remainder of the Golden Age of Comic Books, Robin will inspire many similar sidekicks.

The Joker, Batman's nemesis, was first introduced in Batman #1 around the same time as spring 1940. Despite Kane's claim that he and writer Bill Finger came up with the idea for the Joker, most comic historians praise Robinson for the iconic villain, based after Conrad Veidt in 1928's "The Man Who Laughs." However, credit for the character's creation is in question. Robinson has claimed to have fabricated the character.

Kane's position was that:

Robinson, whose original Joker playing card was on view in the exhibition "Masters of American Comics" at the Jewish Museum in New York City, New York, from September 16, 2006 to January 28, 2005, has protested this: the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, has countered that: from September 16, 2006 to August 28, 2005, the Joseph Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, has denied thi

Finger provided his own account in 1966:

Robinson was also a major protagonist in Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth's creation and the villain Two-Face villain.

Robinson and others, as Kane left the Batman comic book to concentrate on penciling the daily Batman comic strip, took over complete penciling, as did Dick Sprang. Kane's name was the only one on the strip.

Robinson and his companion Meskin established a studio that specialized in the short-lived Spark Publications from 1944 to 1946. Robinson consulted on several other characters for various publishers, most recently as a freelance illustrator for a textbook publisher. He began working as a newspaper cartoonist and created True Classroom Flubs and Fluffs, which appeared in the New York Sunday News during the 1960s (later integrated into the Daily News). Robinson also appeared in Still Life, a national syndication program that began on June 3, 1963.

Robinson never saw himself only as a comic-book artist. He started drawing cover illustrations for Playbill and attempted his hand at political sketches, creating what he considered his best work: "I did 32 years of political cartooning, one every day for six days a week." That body of work is the one I'm proudest of. Although my Batman time was important and exciting, and notable considering the characters that came out of it, it wasn't really the start of my life.

Robinson served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists from 1967 to 1969 and spent two years as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, beginning in 1973.

Robinson, a pivotal backer of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's long battle with DC Comics to receive full recognition and honor as the Superman's creators. Robinson, a comics artist and rights advocate, arranged primary help around Siegel and Shuster, who were granted lifetime stipends and a credit in all broadcast and published Superman careers. He founded CartoonArts International in 1978, which now has more than 550 artists from over 75 countries.

Robinson created Astra, a manga series created in 1999 with the support of manga artist Shojin Tanaka and Kenichi Oishi. CPM Manga, a comic book miniseries, was followed by a trade paperback in English and then a trade paperback.

Robinson had been hired by the firm as a "creative consultant" on May 26, 2007. The press release accompanying this announcement did not specify whether or not he was responsible for the announcement.

Robinson was one of the interview subjects in Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, a three-hour documentary narrated by Liev Scheriber that premiered on PBS in October 2013.

Robinson died in his sleep on December 7, 2011 in Staten Island, 91 years old. Gro (née Bagn) andprozess two children were among his survivors.