Jay Allen Sanford

Jay Allen Sanford

Jay Allen Sanford co-created the comic book line Rock 'N' Roll Comics for Revolutionary Comics, publishers of the Beatles Experience 8-issue series (among the titles reprinted in graphic novel form by Bluewater Productions, beginning in 2010), and his publishing company Re-Visionary Press is known for its line of Carnal Comics — True Stories of Adult Film Stars; the titles were among the top-selling independent comic books of the '90s. He also created the comic strip "Rock Tales," which began in Rip Magazine before beginning a 15-plus year run in Spin magazine. Since selling off his publishing interests in 2000, he likes to scribble and type stuff every day, and rumor has it that people actually pay him to do this, including MTV/VH1, for whom he writes TV shows and specials like Pop Up Video, 100 Most Metal Moments, etc.

For the San Diego Reader, he writes cover stories and musician interviews, as well as contributing each week to the Blurt music column for over 20 years. He draws two comic strips created specifically for the Reader: Overheard in San Diego (debuted 1996 and collected in book form in 2013) and Famous Former Neighbors (since 2004). His column Just Announced, previewing upcoming local concerts, debuted in early 2017.

Articles by Jay Allen Sanford

Record Roundup - local releases coming your way

Slabratory, Jonathan Karrant, Blue Largo, League of Assholes, Meidai, Riston Diggs, more

Something more to talk about than sex and sand

¡MayDay!, Deap Vally, Wingtip, Queen Naija

Something more to talk about than sex and sand

Self-proclaimed “cholo goth”

Bells Atlas, Prayers, Goldfish, Kuinka

self-proclaimed “cholo goth”

Bahman Sarram's life in exile with Mystic Groove Collective

Removal of Obstacles is “my journey, of fleeing a land ripped apart by turmoil and political and social revolution"

Mystic Groove's Middle Eastern-influenced jazz fusion and folk

Lost local bands of the 60s/70s - The Hard Times

Discovered by Dick Clark, produced by Mama Cass, gone after 1 album

From Dick Clark's TV show Where the Action Is to the Union Gap

From the Age of Aquarius to the Dawn of Disco

Three Dog Night, Helio Sequence, Ghostemane, Skating Polly

From the Age of Aquarius to the Dawn of Disco

Live one-takes

“Artwork will be done by a local artist after listening to the album"

Live one-takes

Funk-filled

Boney James, David Crosby, Pale Waves and Magpie Salute

Funk-filled

Canadian Sister Speak German

Touring Cologne, Falkenberg, Leipzig, Berlin and Canada

Canadian Sister Speak German

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