Jimmie Robinson

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Jimmie Robinson
Born 1963 (age 50–51)
California
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Artist, Inker, Publisher
Notable works
Bomb Queen

Jimmie Robinson (born 1963 in California)[1] is an American comic book creator who writes and draws the comic book Bomb Queen, published by Image Comics. His other works include Amanda and Gunn, Avigon, Evil & Malice, Cyberzone, and Code Blue.

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 taking time to marry and raise a family, Robinson created his own studio, Jet Black Graphics, and entered the comics industry in the early 1990s.[1]

Robinson's first work was eight issues of Cyberzone in 1994, which he self-published. In 1996, Image Comics published the spin-off four-issue limited series Amanda & Gunn, a science fiction story featuring the black bounty hunter Amanda Shane and her intelligent gun.

Robinson followed with a medical drama in 1997 called Code Blue. His intent was to create ER for comics.[citation needed] The series was canceled after a single issue.

In 1998, Robinson returned with the all-ages Adventures of Evil & Malice, Robinson's first full-color book. Originally planned as a four-issue mini-series, it was reduced to three issues due to low sales.[citation needed]

Robinson provided the pencils for writer Ché Gilson's Avigon in 2000. This was Robinson's first collaboration. It began as a 56-page story, but publisher Image Comics decided to extend the book to 184 pages. Robinson did not finish the title until June 2005.

In 2006 he took on the superhero genre by creating the super villain Bomb Queen. The series was successful enough to receive six sequels.

In 2009, he released his first children's book, T. Runt!, written by Derek McCulloch.

In 2013, Robinson released Five Weapons, which follows 13-year-old Tyler, who finds himself in a specialized school where assassins send their kids for education and training in one of the "five deadly weapons."

Other works[edit]

In the 1990s Robinson did several short stories using his characters and creations:

  • Mythography #1-2
  • HeartBreakers Summer Special
  • Love & Tights
  • Smith Brown Jones (Slave Labor Graphics)

Despite credited only for inks, Robinson ghosted the all art, lettering, covers and production for the comic book Kid Justice for Oakland, California's Health and Human Services.[citation needed]

Controversy[edit]

Robinson became the subject of much 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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