John Seckman was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in a crowded house along with his seven siblings and two parents who encouraged creative activities to all of their kids. Perhaps this was a ploy to hide the fact that the television was usually broken. This led to a career in advertising and graphic design before becoming a faculty member at City College of San Francisco where he encourages creative activities to all of his students.
John enjoys illustrating with both traditional and digital tools—often combining the two. His interest is in creating unique characters to tell stories to kids of all ages.