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Bob Budiansky





Bob Budiansky is an American comic book writer, editor, and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel‘s Transformers comic. He also created the Marvel character Sleepwalker and wrote all 33 issues of that comic.
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Budiansky‘s first published work was Superrunt - a comic strip collaboration with Charles "Sparky" Alzamora. This was published in the University at Buffalo newspaper The Spectrum while he was a student there.
[edit] Transformers

Budiansky is considered one of the "fathers" of Transformers lore, being part of the birth of the line of both toys and comics, responsible for much of the writing of the original Marvel Transformer comic. Budiansky went on to become a legend among Transformers fans, having conceived the names of most of the original, most iconic Transformers, including Decepticon leader Megatron, Autobot medic Ratchet, and Decepticon Ravage.[citation needed] He also wrote the vast majority of the descriptive "tech spec" biographies printed on the Transformers toy packages that Hasbro produced in the 1980‘s, giving each figure unique personality quirks.

After a long hiatus from the Transformers mythos, Budiansky scripted a new adaptation of the original 1986 The Transformers: The Movie for IDW Publishing in honor of the film‘s 20th anniversary.
[edit] Artist

Budiansky is also an accomplished penciller, his art defining the final years of the Johnny Blaze/Zarathos interpretation of the Ghost Rider, including drawing the majority of Ghost Rider covers from 1978 to 1983.
[edit] Editor

From 1983 till 1996, Budiansky was on staff at Marvel as an editor. During this period, Budiansky oversaw such titles as Fantastic Four and Daredevil.[2]
[edit] Later career

Since 1998, Budiansky has largely retired from the comics field, going on to work for the Scholastic Corporation and in other non-comics related fields, although he has begun accepting art commissions.
[edit] Personal life

Budiansky married Angela Goldman in August of 1991.[3] They have two children, Emma and David.
[edit] Bibliography
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[edit] Comics

    * Sleepwalker #1-33 (with artists Bret Blevins, Rick Leonardi, Joe Quesada and Kelly Krantz, Marvel Comics, 1991-1994)

[edit] Notes

   1. ^ "Comics Industry Birthdays" at the CBGXtra Forum by Comic Buyer‘s Guide‘s Maggie Thompson and John Jackson Miller. Accessed September 30, 2008.
   2. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated November 1983.
   3. ^ "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel Comics cover-dated March 1992.

[edit] References

    * "Bullpen Bulletins," "Pro File on: BOB BUDIANSKY," The Incredible Hulk #340 (Feb. 1988).
    * Bob Budiansky at the Comic Book DB