While many of us may not be familiar with the name Jerry Robinson, most of us probably know the name of his most famous comic book creation. Robinson created Batman’s adversary the Joker for the comic books.
Robinson has passed away just a few weeks short of his 90th birthday.
The New Jersey-born artist was 17 years old when Bob Kane recruited him to serve as Batman’s inker and the two would share a fruitful collaboration: Robinson was instrumental in the addition of Robin, Alfred and the Joker to Batman’s lexicon—though, as time passed, the two would disagree over who deserved credit for the Clown Prince of Crime. Robinson eventually left Kane and went to work for DC Comics itself as an in-house artist.