Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics
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Jerry Robinson is one of the most important living American comic book artists. He is the creator of the first super villain, the Joker, and co-creator of Robin, the archetype of the boy sidekick. With a career that began in the Golden Age of comics in the 1930s, Robinson is an artist's artist, deeply influential to and revered by Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Curt Swan, Frank Miller and Alex Ross. Robinson's work in comic books is unparalleled, but that's only the beginning of his importance in the world of cartooning, where he is also known for his humanitarian efforts for Amnesty International and for creators rights. His syndicated comic strips and editorial cartoons are known the world over ( Life with Robinson, Still Life,A" and Flubs & FluffsA"). Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics is a collection of Jerry Robinson's best work from his lengthy career, with access to original sketches, ink drawings and photographs - almost all of them shown here for the first time. Written in collaboration with Robinson himself, this book is a unique look at a comics visionary and at comics history.