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

Died: 1966 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. Three years after his release, Wood was struck by a car and killed.

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 whose career started in the 1980s, or Robert Wood, an early 20th Century American cartoonist.


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. Robert Lamont Wood Type: Changed Name
    Given name: Robert Lamont Family name: Wood
  6. Chuck Woodro Type: Pen Name

Signatures:

  1. B. W. [generic]
  2. Bob Wood [generic]
  3. BW [generic]
  4. R. L. W. [generic]
  5. Robert L. Wood [generic]
  6. Wood [generic]
  7. 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: artist - 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.