The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 203

Thanks to Bob Budiansky, acclaimed comic book writer, editor, and artist, for joining us!

In this episode:

  • confusion about Peter Cullen’s age on Wikipedia,
  • the Star Wars Detours animated show from the Robot Chicken team,
  • our interview with Bob Budiansky,
  • his experience working with Hasbro,
  • early expectations for the Transformers toy line,
  • how Bob got involved with the comic book,
  • rushing to develop the original 26 Transformers characters in 1983,
  • limited coloring techniques in 1980s comics,
  • “knocking out” background characters,
  • the inspiration behind Bob’s Sleepwalker Marvel comic series,
  • former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter,
  • the anti-Super Man,
  • work atmosphere at Marvel Comics,
  • receiving a fan letter for Transformers from Stan Lee,
  • getting to work with Stan Lee,
  • Marvel Universe trading cards by Impel,
  • Bob’s life after leaving Marvel,
  • changes in the comic book industry,
  • the overuse of comic book gimmicks in the early 1990s,
  • Rob’s movie review of Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) starring Richard Dreyfuss,
  • the new musical chairs-themed game show Oh Sit!,
  • Greg’s movie review of Underworld: Awakening (2012), starring Kate Beckinsale,
  • Shia LaBeouf inspired to act by Steven Seagal,
  • Nicolas Cage being sued for not returning rental DVDs,
  • a stupid style redux (short-shorts with pockets hanging out),
  • Tom Green’s stand-up comedy,
  • a Transformers collector on Pawn Stars,
  • and The Burn hosted by a disheveled Jeffrey Ross.

UPDATE!!! Greg actually ran into Bob Budiansky at the New York Comic Con!

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