EISNER AWARD WINNER (Creator - Chew; Puffed, Writer - Detective Comics; Amazing Spider-Man; Deadpool; House of M: Fantastic Four; Gambit; Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness)
John Steele Layman is an American comic book writer and letterer.
Once an editor for Wildstorm, a branch of DC Comics, Layman turned to writing comics full-time in 2002 and mainly writes for Marvel Comics.
He has also worked on several comic books based on pre-existing licenses such as Xena: Warrior Princess, ThunderCats, as well as crossovers like Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness and Army of Darkness/Xena: Why Not?.
Layman has written a number of creator-owned titles at Image Comics, like the graphic novel called Puffed and Chew with artist Rob Guillory.
In 2007, he began working as a writer for Cryptic Studios, a video game studio in Los Gatos, Calif.