Born: 1917 June 14 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

Died: 1964 November 7 in Clifton, New Jersey, United States

Biography: Writer, artist, and editor.

Editor for Lev Gleason from 1942 - 1953. Best known as editor for Crime Does Not Pay (Lev Gleason, 1942 series).

Comic syndication:
Goodbyeland, daily comic strip, pencils and inks, 1937-1938 [Currently not believed to have seen print.].

Comics in other media:
Gag cartoons, writer, pencils, and inks, circa 1954 - circa 1958 for Men's magazines,

Served in prison for manslaughter in the first degree, 1958-12-02 to 1963-07-03. Plea bargained in regards to the murder of Violet Phillips committed on 26 August 1958, originally sentenced to 4 - 5 years in prison. Judge ruled heavy consumption of alcohol contributed to the murder as reason for manslaughter sentence.
Per prison index card, Wood entered the Sing Sing Prison on 1958-12-02 then transferred to Wallkill Correctional Facility on 1959-02-02. He was paroled on 1961-08-08, but was re-incarcerated at Sing Sing for a parole violation on 1962-02-19. Wood was later transferred to then Green Haven Correctional Facility on 1962-02-28 and was re-paroled on 1963-07-03. A year after being released from prison, was found murdered off the New Jersey Turnpike, believed to have been killed for failure to pay back debts owed to fellow inmates.

Additional biography:
New York Sunday News, "Gramercy Park Gets the Horrors", by Kermit Jaediker, 14 September 1958.
Heroes' Hangout (Rudy Franke, 1963 series) #2 (March 1964) [Fanzine].

Notes: Chuck Woodro pen name used by Wood in conjunction with Charles Biro.

Not to be confused with Robert Wood, a Norwegian comic creator.


Name:

    Bob Wood Type: Changed Name

    Disambiguation: Lev Gleason creator and editor

Other Names:

  1. Woody Hamilton Type: Pen Name
  2. Rob Type: Pen Name
  3. Robert Lemont Silva Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Robert Lemont Family name: Silva
  4. Robert L. Wood Type: Pen Name
  5. Chuck Woodro Type: Pen Name

Signatures:

  1. B. W. [generic]
  2. Bob Wood [generic]
  3. BW [generic]
  4. Robert L. Wood [generic]
  5. Woodro [generic]

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Betty Boop (movie) - Role: animator - Years: 1934?; 1935?; 1936?; 1937?
    Employer Name : Fleischer Stuidos
    Notes: Role of animator is uncertain. What specific Betty Boop animated cartoon shorts worked on is unknown.

  2. Publication Title: Popeye (movie) - Role: art director - Years: 1934?; 1935?; 1936?; 1937?
    Employer Name : Fleischer Stuidos
    Notes: Role of animator is uncertain. What specific Popeye animated cartoon shorts worked on is unknown.


Relations:

  1. Owner - Biro and Wood Studio
    Notes: Co-owner, pencils, and inks, 1952.
  2. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Writer, pencils, and inks, circa 1937 - 1939.
  3. Employee of - Funnies, Inc. (b. 1939)
    Notes: Writer, pencils, and inks, circa 1939 - 1942.
  4. Sibling - Dave Wood (b. 1926)
    Notes: Brothers.
  5. Sibling - Dick Wood (b. 1919)
    Notes: Brothers.