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John Seven is a journalist and children's book writer living in North Adams, Massachusetts. His books include 'A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide To Anarchy,' 'Happy Punks 1-2-3,' 'Frankie Liked To Sing,' and others. He reviews comics for the Beat in his regular Indie Beat column. Find out about all his things at johnseven.me.

INDIE VIEW: ‘Persephone’s Garden’ maps out love, loss, and the passing...

Persephone's Garden By Glynnis Fawkes Secret Acres Making its debut at SPX this year, Glynnis Fawkes names this collection of diary comics that were created over a...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Blood and Drugs’ aren’t the whole person

Lance Ward's visceral comic about addiction and redemption

The Internet’s Strangest Superhero Songs: When Spider-Man became a footnote in...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iktr2UiIn2I The Klingonz - Spiderman This psychobilly band is originally from Dublin and has been at it since 1988. I note that recently, and maybe still,...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Martin Peters’ plays with the facts

Martin Peters By Patrick Allaby Conundrum Press Have you ever had a conversation with a friend where you and the friend trade stories about your teenage years?...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Taxi! Stories From the Back Seat’ savors life’s in-between...

Taxi! Stories From the Back Seat By Aimee de Jongh Conundrum Press The inside of a taxi is a strange space, in that for one person it...

Interview: ‘This Is Serious’ Curator Alana Traficante talks Canadian comics’ place...

47 Canadian indie cartoonists' work is on display until January.

INDIE VIEW: ‘The Tenderness of Stones’ portrays the harshness of loss

Marion Fayolle's storybook of dark emotions

The Internet’s Strangest Superhero Songs: When is a song about Doctor...

I’m fascinated by people who use the name Spider-Man in their music, but don’t reference any aspect having remotely to do with Spider-Man and...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Simon & Louise’ and the inevitable farce of teenage...

Max de Radiguès traces the roots of romantic confusion to their beginnings

INDIE VIEW: ‘Sky in Stereo’ clears the disarray of mental illness

Mardou takes unexpected paths in depicting struggle and healing