Jamie Fay is the artist on the Firebomb story for the SENTINELS Anthology. What can I say about Jamie that I haven’t already? His art rocks! With his clean and fresh style, I have no doubt that one day Jamie will be drawing his dream book X-Men. I’d place money on it.
I first met Jamie at the Pittsburgh Comic Con. He was showing his portfolio and was walking by my table not intending to show me. When he stopped to look at the SENTINELS books, I asked to see the portfolio in his hand. I was glad I did. I really thought his work was great and saw the potential that is now beginning to shine. We exchanged e-mails and after chatting for over a year, we began to develop our series, NEVERMINDS.
Jamie also became a big fan of SENTINELS and especially Firebomb. In fact, it was due to Jamie’s rendition of her that Luciano even added some elements to her design in Book 4: Hope. So, when Luciano and I decided that doing a SENTINELS Anthology would be a fun idea, there was no other artist that I would have allowed to draw Firebomb’s story. I don’t think Jamie would have allow anyone else to either!
Originally from Massillon, Ohio, Jamie began his art training by taking a lot of private classes while he was high school and then by attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Along the way Jamie became a major X-Men fan and developed a HUGE crush on Ms. Marvel. (Don't ask him to see his Halloween costume from last year!) Determined to become a professional comic artist, Jamie recently relocated to NYC and has been attending a lot of convention and doing many sketches as he develops a following.
I feel very fortunate to have met Jamie and to be working with him. I'm also very glad we've become good friends and happy to be publishing his first printed work. His art has that classic and fun style that I love and he's developed his own voice while working on the Anthology. There are big things ahead for Jamie. I’m sure of it! You can see more of Jamie’s art at http://windriderx23.deviantart.com/ .