Jimmie Robinson

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Jimmie Robinson
Born 1963 (age 51–52)
California
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist, Inker, Publisher, Colourist
Notable works
Bomb Queen

http://jimmykitty.com

Jimmie Robinson (born 1963 in California)[1] is an American comic book creator, known for writing and drawing the comic book series Bomb Queen, and for other works, including Amanda and Gunn, Avigon, Evil & Malice, and Five Weapons, most of which have been published by Image Comics.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Robinson grew up in Oakland, California, and attended Mosswood Arts, Renaissance Middle School, and Concordia High School.[1]

Career[edit]

After working as a commercial artist and starting a family, Robinson entered the comics industry in 1994, publishing eight issues of Cyberzone under his own Jet Black Graphiks imprint. A science fiction story, it featured a lesbian black bounty hunter named Amanda Shane, and her artifically-intelligent gun. In 1996, Image Comics published a four-issue spin-off titled Amanda & Gunn.[1]

A 1997 follow-up called Code Blue – a medical drama in the style of ER in comics format[citation needed] – was canceled after a single issue. His next series was the color, all-ages Adventures of Evil & Malice about the secretly heroic daughters of a super-villain. Originally planned as a four-issue mini-series, it was reduced to three issues due to low sales.[citation needed] Robinson then turned to illustrating writer Ché Gilson's Avigon, first published in 2000 as a 56-page story, then an expanded 184-page version in 2005 as Avigon: Gods And Demons.

In 2006 he began the action/humor series Bomb Queen, starring a "bad girl" super-villain who rules over a lawless city that is a haven for every kind of criminal and evil-doer. The first mini-series was successful, leading to five additional mini-series as of 2015.

He scripted the one-shot What if? Wolverine: Enemy of the State for Marvel Comics in 2008. He collaborated with writer Derek McCulloch, illustrating T. Runt!, a children's book about an undersized Tyrannosaurus Rex, published in 2009.

In 2013-2014, Robinson produced Five Weapons, a drama about a 13-year-old boy at a special school where the children of assassins learn the family trade. Originally intended as a five-issue mini-series, a five-issue sequel followed. In 2015 he began publishing The Empty, a science-fiction story in which two unlike women set out together to save a dying world.

Controversy[edit]

Robinson became the subject of discussion within the comics community after he posted an essay saying that the average comic book fan was not helping the industry.[2]

In other media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About the Artists & Writers," African-American Classics, Graphic Classics vol. 22 (Eureka Productions, 2011).
  2. ^ Cronin, Brian. "Jimmie Robinson on 'You Are Not Helping Comics!'", Comic Book Resources (November 28, 2006).

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