ABOUT

JOHN

SEVEN

I am a writer in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, where I live with my wife, children's book illustrator Jana Christy, and my two sons.

 

I am the former arts and entertainment editor at the North Adams Transcript, and my work has appeared in a number of publications including the Boston Globe, Berkshire Magazine, Berkshire Eagle, Take Magazine, Hill Country Observer, Publishers Weekly, The Comics Journal, Salem Evening News, Worcester Magazine, and others. I am currently a weekly columnist for the Berkshire Eagle and a reviewer at The Comics Beat.

 

I am also a children’s book author, with a number of titles to my name, including the notorious A Rule Is To Break: A Child’s Guide To Anarchy and Happy Punks 123, the world’s first punk rock picture book. My children’s picture book biography of Frank Sinatra, Frankie Liked To Sing, was published by Abrams Books for his 100th birthday, and with a Sinatra family endorsement. My first book was a collection of travel essays called Four Go Mad In Massachusetts, a memoir told through day trips in the Bay State.

I have two picture books upcoming in 2017: Gorilla Gardener or How To Help Nature Take Over The World and We Say No! A Child's Guide To Resistance, both from Manic D Press.

 

I wrote the indie comic book Very Vicky in the 1990s.