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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: ‘A Letter To Jo’ captures the ordinary horror...

A Letter To Jo Written by Joseph Sieracki Illustrated by Kelly Williams Lettered by Taylor Esposito Top Shelf Productions One of the biggest stories America told itself in the...

INDIE VIEW: ‘In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home’ provides Ipswich,...

In Pieces: Someplace Which I Call Home By Kurt Ankeny Adhouse Books I’ve spent plenty of time in Ipswich, MA, but mostly just passing through on Rt...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Fights’ chronicles a society embedded with violence and neglect

Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence By Joel Christian Gill Oni Press Reading Fights: One Boys Triumph Over Violence hurt, I’ll just start with that. It hurt...

INDIE VIEW: ‘The Audra Show’ defies expectations

The Audra Show By Audra Stang Radiator Comics The Audra Show doesn’t star a character named Audra, rather it’s the work of cartoonist Audra Stang. Though...

INDIE VIEW: ‘The Strange Ones’ maps out a walk down memory...

The Strange Ones By Jeremy Jusay Gallery 13 The Strange Ones began its life in the very decade it takes place in, the 1990s, but it took...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Constantly’ is a visual poem about the struggle you...

Constantly By GG Koyama Press In the entirely-wordless short graphic novel Constantly, GG presents a woman as she enters her day with trepidation, which manifests in hesitation...

INDIE VIEW: ‘British Ice’ is part historical mystery, part indictment of...

British Ice By Owen D. Pomery Top Shelf Productions There’s a moment half-way through British Ice, Owen D. Pomery’s story about anger in a fictional British Overseas...

INDIE VIEW: ‘The Death of the Master’

The Death of the Master By Patrick Kyle Koyama Press There’s a moment in Patrick Kyle’s The Death of the Master that reminded me of something that...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Renaissance 1: The Uprooted’ presents a thoughtful account of...

Renaissance 1: The Uprooted Written by Fred Duval Illustrated by Emem Europe Comics “Humans lie! To themselves and each other!” an alien commander yells at Swann, a well-meaning...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Black Hammer ’45’ highlights the versatility of the Hammerverse

Black Hammer ’45 Plotted by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes Written by Ray Fawkes Illustrated by Matt Kindt Colored by Sharlene Kindt Lettered by Marie Enger Dark Horse Comics When the...

INDIE VIEW: ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse’...

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse By Charlie Mackesy HarperOne It’s been a hell of a year in some unprecedented ways, and so it...

INDIE VIEW: ‘Falafel With Hot Sauce’ cuts through the noise in...

Falafel with Hot Sauce By Michel Kichka Translated by Montana Kane Europe Comics When it comes to opinions on Israel, I find that any wider view I might...