G1 TRANSFORMERS Creator Bob Budiansky Panel – TFCon Baltimore 2021

Bob Budiansky is the creative force behind the Marvel Transformers comic book, the majority of the G1 Transformer names and biographies, plus amazing storylines. At TF Con Baltimore 2021, he gave a panel and presentation showing some of the behind-the-scenes processes of the G1 Transformers comic, talked about the Marvel of the ’80s, how he worked with Hasbro and answered fan questions.

Bob Budiansky is known as the creator of Transformers, though he did have input from Jim Shooter and Denny O’Neil. Bob came up with the majority of the names, personalities and special powers for the Generation One Transformers, including Megatron, Starscream, Grimlock, Bumblebee, Jazz… though Optimus Prime and Prowl were named by Denny O’Neil. In this fascinating panel, Bob talks about the creation process, how Spider-Man was able to appear and the reasons for some of his storylines.

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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