Jerry Bingham

Jerry Bingham
Born Gerald Joseph Bingham, Jr.[1]
(1953-06-25) June 25, 1953
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

Jerry Bingham (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.


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.


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



  1. 1 2 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 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  3. Best, Daniel (2005). "Jerry Bingham". 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 20, 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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