Born: 1960 September 16 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

Additional biography found in:
Play Magazine (Play Press, 1995 series) #28 (May 1998) [Italian magazine.].

Bails' Who's Who lists a Mike Busiek as a relative to both Kurt Busiek and Ann Huntington Busiek, but no known creator by that name is known except for Mike Busick whose name is similar. It is unknown currently if they are related or just a misunderstanding based on the spelling of the names.


Name:

    Kurt Busiek Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Kurt Family name: Busiek

Other Names:

  1. Kurt David Busiek Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Kurt David Family name: Busiek
  2. Cordwainer Fury Type: Pen Name
  3. David Kirk Type: Pen Name
  4. Nicholas Walcek Type: Pen Name
  5. Кърт Бусек Type: Common Alternative Name
  6. Кърт Бусиек Type: Common Alternative Name
  7. Курт Бъюсик Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Курт Family name: Бъюсик

Schools:

  1. Syracuse University 1978 to 1982

    Notes: English Literature - Concentration in Shakespeare.


Degrees:

  1. B.A., Syracuse University in 1982

    Notes: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.


Signatures:

  1. KB [generic]
  2. Kurt Busiek [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1995: Squiddy Award - Comics Writer
  2. 1995: Thompsons - Best Achievement by a Writer
  3. 1996: Squiddy Award - Comics Creative Team
  4. 1996: Squiddy Award - Comics Writer
  5. 1996: Thompsons - Best Achievement by a Writer
  6. 1997: Squiddy Award - Writer
  7. 1997: Thompsons - Best Achievement by a Writer
  8. 1998: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Writer
  9. 1998: Harvey Award - Best Writer
  10. 1998: Squiddy Award - Writer
  11. 1998: Thompsons - Favorite Individual Comic-Book Creator or Single Creative Team
  12. 1998: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Writer
  13. 1999: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Writer
  14. 1999: Eisner Award - Best Writer
  15. 1999: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Creative Team
  16. 2003: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Creative Team
  17. 2003: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Penciler
  18. 2010: Inkpot Award - [no name]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1993: Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum Awards - Best Cover
    Marvels (1994 series) #2 [Direct Edition]
  2. 1994: Thompsons - Best Reprint Series or Collection
    Marvels (1994 series)
  3. 1994: Squiddy Award - Reprint or Collection Book
    Marvels (1994 series)
  4. 1995: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album / Previously Released Material
    Marvels (1994 series)
  5. 1995: Squiddy Award - Comic Single Issue
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #1
  6. 1996: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #1
  7. 1997: Thompsons - Best Graphic Novel
    The Wizard's Tale (1997 series)
  8. 1997: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life in the Big City (1996 series)

Art Influences:

Kurt Busiek (b. 1960) stated influences by:
  1. Edward Eager
  2. Walter Tevis
  3. William Goldman
  4. Milton Caniff (b. 1907)
  5. Steve Englehart (b. 1947)
  6. Archie Goodwin (b. 1937)
  7. Jack Kirby (b. 1917)
  8. Leonard Starr (b. 1925)

Memberships:

  1. CAPA-alpha Type: member Duration: 1984 - 1986

  2. Comic Book Profesionals Association Type: president Duration: 1993 - 1994


Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Spider-Man: Goblin Moon (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1999
    Employer Name : Putnam Boulevard
    Notes: Writer (with Nathan Archer and interior artwork by Ed Hannigan & Al Milgrom) for the book.


Relations:

  1. Spouse - Ann Busiek