Archive for May, 2009
This article is from the Amazing World of DC Comics #4, January/February 1975. Robinson talks about how he came up with the idea of the Joker and Robin, about Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and about his work in the Golden Age of Comics.
* Just a brief note, Jerry Robinson’s recollections about the creation of two key Bat-characters (Joker and Robin) are very different to those expressed by Bob Kane less than a decade before this article was written. This article came out not long after the untimely death of Bill Finger, by which time I think that Kane had somewhat changed his view.
I have posted a few cartoon posters that I have thought were really fun and quite arty, but here is one that is not so good. MGM cartoons of the 40s were second only to Warner’s but their publicity art was not of the same quality as the cartoons.
If you ever wondered what would happen to Donald Duck if he was living in Nazi Germany, you really should see the Academy Award winning cartoon Der Fuehrer’s Face.