Joker Creator Jerry Robinson Passes Away
Reports are coming in that Jerry Robinson, co-creator of iconic DC characters such as The Joker, Robin, Two-Face and others passed away in his sleep last night at age 89..
Jerry Robinson was born in 1922. As an artist working for DC Comics he went on to become a key figure in crafting the long history of Batman and the many characters that inhabit his world. Along with Bob Kane and Bill finger he was an integral part of the creation of some of the most iconic characters in comic history such as The Joker, Robin, Two-Face and Alfred. He won several awards in his career including the National Cartoonists Society award for the Comic Book Division in 1956, their Newspaper Panel Cartoon for 1963 for Still Life, their Special Features Award in 1965 for Flubs and Fluffs, and their Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Robinson was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004.
Here is an interview Robinson did recently with Hero Complex in which he discusses the creation of one of the great literary villains of our time - The Joker.
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