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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.
N.C. Christopher Couch is a writer, editor, curator and teacher. He holds a Ph. D. in art history from Columbia University, and has taught art history at Amherst, Columbia, Hampshire, Smith and Mount Holyoke. He currently teaches the history of graphic novels at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Jerry Robinson, the subject of this book, is an author, artist and acknowledged master of American comics and cartooning. Pete Hamill is an award-winning novelist, essayist and journalist whose columns and reportage have appeared in the Daily News, the New York Post, and Esquire and whose fiction and nonfiction titles are New York Times bestsellers. Dennis O'Neil is an award-winning comics professional and has taught at the School of Visual Arts. Among his many credits is his influential work as writer and editor of the Batman comics.
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