Saturday, March 30, 2013

Batman is not the lead

Jerry Robinson, one of the first (and best) ghost artists on Batman, who passed away in 2011, was a member of the National Cartoonists Society.

For a time, so was I.

And so I was given a copy of the NCS membership album (50th anniversary edition, no less). 

Robinson had a long, renowned career—so long and renowned that he did not mention Batman till halfway through his NCS bio! 

Imagine having a string of accomplishments so impressive that you don’t lead with the fact that you drew the first Joker story…

We all miss you, Jerry. You were truly the goldest of the Golden Age.


Bill said...

Jerry was definitely one of the greats of the Golden Age. Anyone who calls themselves a comic book fan owes it to themselves to read both "Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics" and "The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art". Great stuff, from a great talent.

Jess Stork said...

First joker story... that's a classic.