Thursday, December 8, 2011

In Memorium: Jerry Robinson

Legendary golden age artist Jerry Robinson passed away in his sleep last night at the age of eighty-nine. For his classic work in comics on such features as The Batman, The Green Hornet, and The Black Terror, he won numerous industry awards including the National Cartoonists Society award for the Comic Book Division in 1956, their Newspaper Panel Cartoon for 1963 for his "Still Life", their Special Features Award in 1965 for "Flubs and Fluffs", and their Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Robinson was also inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004.
During the mid-1970s, alongside artist Neal Adams, Robinson was instrumental in winning full recognition and compensation for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in their long struggle with DC Comics as the creators of Superman. Thanks to their efforts, in December 1975, Siegel and Shuster were granted lifetime stipends and an acknowledged creator credit in all subsequently broadcast and published Superman works.

1953 science-fiction-spy adventure strip "Jet Scott" by Robinson. I met Mr. Robinson only once, in 2007 at the annual Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Catacombs extends it's sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans. 

1 comment:

joe ackerman said...

you met him? that's cool. I think I'd've liked to have met him. he was a proper legend.