Robert N. Skir grew up in Oyster Bay, Long Island. His love of all things fantasy, science fiction and horror led him to make animated films at 14, latex masks at 16 and write short stories throughout high school. He majored in English at the University of Virginia and earned a master’s degree in screenwriting at UCLA. He has written many episodes of animated television, including “Beetlejuice,” “X-Men,” “Batman” and “Superman,” and has served as story editor and written on “The Mask,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” “Godzilla” and “Transformers: Beast Machines.” His short story “Singularity Ablyss” was published in the 2005 anthology Transformers: Legends. He has taught Animation Writing at UCLA.