Jerry Bingham

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Jerry Bingham
Born Gerald Joseph Bingham, Jr.
(1953-06-25) June 25, 1953 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Batman: Son of the Demon
Marvel Team-Up
Awards Kirby Award, 1984
Golden Apple Award, 1987
Emmy Award, 1998-1999
http://www.JerryBingham.com

Gerald "Jerry" Joseph Bingham, Jr.[1] (born June 25, 1953,[2] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American artist who has worked in the fields of comic books, commercial illustration, and design. He is best known for his artwork on Marvel Team-Up and the DC Comics graphic novel Batman: Son of the Demon.

Biography[edit]

Given his first break by veteran comics artist Dan Adkins,[3] Bingham's first published comics work was a Green Arrow backup story in World's Finest Comics #251 (June–July 1978).[4] From there, Bingham drew comics for Marvel Comics, First Comics, TSR, Malibu Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Heavy Metal, and others. He drew the Batman: Son of the Demon graphic novel in 1987, which introduced a character later revealed to be Damian Wayne.[5] This graphic novel reputedly "restored DC Comics to first place in sales after fifteen years."[6]

Leaving comics in the late 1990s, Bingham moved to the West Coast, where he did production art for the movies, designing props, special effects and monster make-up. He contributed design work for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, shopping centers, Universal Studios, and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. In addition, Bingham has illustrated paperback, game, and magazine covers.

Education[edit]

Bingham attended the American Academy of Art, the Scottsdale Artists School, the California Art Institute, and UCLA.

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

First Comics[edit]

  • Beowulf SC (1984)
  • Warp! #10-15, 17-18 (1984)

HM Communications, Inc.[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bails, Jerry (October 18, 2006). "Bingham, Jerry". Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999. Archived from the original on August 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Best, Daniel (2005). "Jerry Bingham". AdelaideComicsandBooks.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2013. Dan [Adkins] lived in New Jersey, so I went over and visited, and he let me stay on his couch for a couple of weeks and he set up a second drawing board. I sat at the board and he told me what I was doing wrong and helped me work up a whole new bunch of samples. At the end of the two weeks he took me into New York and introduced me to Archie Goodwin, who was editor-in-chief of Marvel at the time. Archie, possibly the best and nicest boss ever in comics, gave me my first job. 
  4. ^ Jerry Bingham at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. In an over-sized hardcover graphic novel one-shot, writer Mike W. Barr and artist Jerry Bingham introduced a monumental new character into the life of the Dark Knight - Damian Wayne. 
  6. ^ "Mike W. Barr". FantasticFiction. 2012. Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "1985 Jack Kirby Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. 

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