It’s inevitable. Icons of comicdom will not be with us forever. Jerry Robinson passed away this week. As the creator of The Joker (disputed by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, but clearly at least partly responsible) and of Robin (no one disputes that), Robinson was one of the very lucky few to have laid the groundwork for an entire industry of entertainment.
Jerry’s contributions to the comic book industry are legend. But he wasn’t just an important early comic book creator, he was also a curator, historian, administrator, photographer, educator and activist. Unlike many of his peers, his art style was actually quite sophisticated and varied. Throughout his career, he branched off into various mediums including illustration and fine art.
Take a look at Jerry’s portfolio on his official website. Really interesting guy.