Simon Furman

Simon Furman is a writer for comic books, TV animation and movies, his name inextricably linked to Transformers, the 80s toy phenomenon.

He has written literally hundreds of stories about the war-torn 'robots in disguise', for Marvel Comics (US and UK), Dreamwave and most recently Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation, Devastation & Revelation, Maximum Dinobots, Beast Wars: The Gathering/The Ascending, Transformers: Stormbringer and Transformers: Spotlight for IDW Publishing. His other comic book credits include Doctor Who, Dragon's Claws, Death's Head, Alpha Flight, Turok, She-Hulk, Robocop and What If?

In the TV animation field, Furman has written for shows such as Beast Wars, Roswell Conspiracies, Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution, Alien Racers and A.T.O.M. He is currently serving as lead writer and script supervisor on the hit Nicktoons & ITV show, Matt Hatter Chronicles. Editorially, Furman oversees Titan Books' range of Transformers titles and their 'Comics Creators' series (which includes Comics Creators on X-Men and Writers on Comics Scriptwriting 2).

Furman's recent writing work includes StarCraft, Marvel Heroes: Hulk Vs Death’s Head, Transformers: Nefarious, Transformers UK, Terminator — Revolution, Ronan and Death’s Head 3.0 (both for Marvel), Wallace & Gromit and Torchwood. And he is currently prepping Transformers: Regeneration One #81, the much-awaited continuation of the original Marvel Transformers series, as well providing original manga material for Japanese publisher Million Publishing. He is also the author of numerous books, including Rad Robots, Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, Transformers: The Movie Universe, You Can Draw Transformers, Transformers: Top Trumps and a Doctor Who audio adventure ('The Axis of Insanity').

Simon and film journalist Mark Salisbury are currently writing an undisclosed film project for a leading producer/director. Their first film script, Devil’s Due, has been optioned by Gold Circle, and a director attached to their latest spec script, The Heath.