March 15, 1954 (age 62)
The Bronx, New York
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Editor|
Bob Budiansky (born March 15, 1954) 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.
Budiansky was born in The Bronx, New York, where he attended public school, then went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was "reintroduced" to comics while in college during the early 1970s. His first published work was Superrunt — a comic strip collaboration with Charles "Sparky" Alzamora, published in the University at Buffalo newspaper The Spectrum while he was a student there.
Budiansky worked at Marvel Comics for approximately 20 years. He is responsible for much of the writing of the original Marvel Transformer comic, and conceived the names of most of the original Transformers, including Decepticon leader Megatron, Autobot medic Ratchet, and Decepticon Ravage. He also wrote the vast majority of the descriptive "tech spec" biographies printed on the Transformers toy packages that Hasbro produced in the 1980s, giving each figure unique personality quirks.
Budiansky married Angela Goldman in August 1991. Budiansky has two children: Emma (21) and David (16). He currently lives in Scotch Plains Fanwood and volunteers at the local recreation committee.
- The Avengers #204, 205, 207 & 208
- Captain Britain #38 & 39 (UK)
- Ghost Rider #77 - 81
- Marvel Adventures #13
- Marvel Super Special #25
- Sleepwalker #1 - 33 (1991–1994)
- Spider-Man Comics Weekly #231 (UK)
- The Transformers #22 - 28; 33 - 40; 51 - 56; 66 - 73; 174 & 175 (UK)
- Transformers Universe #1 - 4
- The Transformers #1 - 15; 17 - 32; 35 - 42; 44 - 55
- The Transformers: The Movie #1 - 4
- The Transformers: Generations #1 - 3; 4 - 10 & 12
- The Transformers: Headmasters #1 - 4
- Uncanny Origins #7 & 13
- What If? #34
- X-Men And Captain Universe #1
- Captain Britain #36 (UK)
- Essential Marvel Two-In-One trade paperback volume 3
- Marvel Two-In-One Annual #4
- What If? #34
- Spider-Man Adventures #10
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
- "Bob Budiansky". Comic Book DB.
- Best, Daniel (September 24, 2007). "Looking Back With Bob Budiansky".
- Karpowich, Matthew; Sorohan, Andrew (July 26, 2004). "A Little Q&A With... Bob Budiansky". AlteredStatesMag.com.
- "Transcript of Bob Budiansky/Don Figueroa pannel at Iacon One". July 8, 2006.
- ROBOTECH.COM - The Official Robotech Web Site!, www.robotech.com
- Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated November 1983.
- "Transformers Hall of Fame Humans". Hasbro.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2010.
- "Bullpen Bulletins", Marvel Comics. March 1992.
- Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing Inc. p. 43. ISBN 1-4053-0461-8.
- "Bullpen Bulletins" "Pro File on: BOB BUDIANSKY," The Incredible Hulk #340 (Feb. 1988)
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- Official Representative for commissions
- Bob Budiansky at the Comic Book DB
- Interview at Transfans.net
- 2007 retrospective interview
- Bob Budiansky at the Transformers Wiki
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