Budd was born in fabled Germany (where creatures of the night still roam) but raised in the Berkshires, the western part of Magical Massachusetts. BAT and MONSTER MANIA grabbed Budd hard and never let go. Frazetta, Kirby, Buscema, Adams, BWS, Corben, and Wrightson, not to mention Kurtzman and Elder blew his mind and he collected each book they put out at twelve cents a copy! Then, after reading Kurtzman and Bill Sout’s, “Shmegeggi of the Cavemen” (in Heavy Metal), he created Cavewoman. Since then he has done his best to keep the Beauties and Beasts a wonderful and essential part of Comicdom!