Wild`Bill`TX (or Wild Bill TX) is a Greymuzzle furry who lives in east Texas, United States. His fursona is a domesticated brown bear, wearing glasses, ballcap, t-shirt, bluejeans and sneakers. He got his nickname from friends during his high school years in the late 1970's, and used it on Quantum Link, BBS Systems and later IRC in the mid 90's.
Wild`Bill`TX spent his childhood in Goleta (near Santa Barbara) California watching classic 60's cartoons on television, including those from Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, MGM and Disney along with listening to lots of AM Top 40 radio as a kid. He also read Harvey and Gold Key Comics (especially loving the stories of "Duckman" Carl Barks, the creator of Uncle Scrooge) during the 60's and early 70's. He fondly remembers seeing The Jungle Book and Robin Hood in the theater during their original release, and visited Disneyland many times, before he moved with his family to Oklahoma in 1974.
He started collecting Furry comics (when they were known as "Funny Animal" comics) in the mid 1980's, but fell out of collecting them when his family moved to East Texas and found out the local comic book stores only carried superheros.
Wild`Bill`TX discovered the furry fandom in July, 2003, when he stumbled upon various anthropomorphic comics (including Newshounds, Class Menagerie, and Suburban Jungle) on Keenspot. From a link on the Class Menagerie comic, he discovered the Funday PawPet Show, becoming a fan and regularly joining the PawPet IRC chat server during shows.
In 2006, Wild`Bill`TX attended his first furry convention (Megaplex 5), and has since been to several others including Furry Fiesta, Anthrocon, Mephit Furmeet, Furry Weekend Atlanta, Megaplex, Rocket City Fur Meet and Furry Connection North . He worked in commercial radio for 18 years as a DJ in small and medium radio markets and is a avid vinyl record, CD and tape collector. WBTX loves 50's-60's Oldies, Classic Rock, Soul R&B and Power Pop music.
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