For the last 5 years, artist Jay Payne and I have embarked on an restless self-publishing journey with Bamn. Starring a washed-up pro wrestler who helps a bunch of teens fight back against tormentors, Bamn will soon be making the shift from print to web comic. This move will only highlight artist Jay Payne’s animated, super-slick art style, officially bringing Bamn and his crew of nerds into the digital arena.
Jay’s visual inspiration comes primarily from Disney and Capcom, however, as a fan of comic books such as Glory and Amanda Conner’s run on Power Girl, he excels at “pin up” art for the geek crowd. While Power Girl and Wonder Woman tend to be his muses (he spent several comic conventions perfecting one Wonder Woman image), he also likes to gender-bend, turning characters like Tetsuo and Kaneda (from Akira) towards the xx chromosomes.
You can follow Jay on Deviant Art.
Bamn Comics, featuring the many misadventures found in and around the world of wrestling, goes live on May 3rd. Be there!
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include Bamn, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post.