John grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s during a tough time for that community. He understands the importance of a neighborhood coming together and working for real solutions. That experience along with the love and support of his family shaped his early artist passions and gave him a purpose to try to make the world a better place by spreading beauty with his creative energy.
Growing up I never thought I would be a writer, my first love was music, playing piano, singing and eventually learning a few more instruments in a jazz ensemble. However when I was 12 my mother opened a used bookstore, then a card and comic shop and I was immersed into a world of unlimited books and graphic art.