Monday, July 5, 2010

Super Punch Interview: Troy Allen

Meet Troy Allen:

1. What is your idea of the perfect day?

Well, when I was a kid I used to get my comic books from the local liquor store. I can’t imagine that happening nowadays but in my neighborhood that was the closest place to get them. After innocently biking to the liquor store for probably a year to get comics, that switch went off in my head that tells every 13-year-old to push their luck. I used half of my pocketed school lunch money to purchase comic books and the other half to buy a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20. True Story. I guess the cashier had seen me so often that he figured I was getting it for my parents…I guess. I biked home sipping a handle of grape-flavored Mad Dog with a brown bag of comic books under my arm (at first, I put the brown paper bag around the Mad Dog because I saw people do it like that on TV, but then I realized I might ruin my comic books, so I switched them out).

I remember floating back to my house and being so exhausted and drunk from the bike ride that I laid there in the backyard with my copies of “Web of Spider-Man” and “X-Force” and I just resigned to letting the cool spring air put me to sleep. It was such a perfect moment before I threw up 30 minutes later.

To this day I still deal with comic book dependency.

2. Describe one of the best moments in your life:

Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for it. I'd like to say that self-publishing the comic book Bamn was a big moment for me but every issue that I complete is just a reminder that I have more to do. I guess I'm one of those glass half-empty people.

3. What is your most common nightmare?

Octopi. I wish I was kidding. I just Wikied "Octopus" to make sure I spelled the plural form correctly and I had to cover the image on the page with my hand. They are really disgusting.

4. What are your three favorite possessions?

I'd like to think that I don't get attached to inanimate objects but I'm pretty certain that if my roomate used my "MTV New York" mug that I would go on an alphabetical killing spree. My laptop and Ipod are pretty important too, if anything happened to it...

5. What is your goal for 2010?

To get Bamn #3 and #4 out, to get these press kits moving and to get that damned comic book in more hands.

6. What super power would you most like to have?

Magnetism. Sexual magnetism.

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