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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John H Sibley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Illustrator Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Sibley was born and raised in Chicago. He currently resides in Aurora.

Biographical and Professional Information

John H. Sibley is an accomplished artist and author. Art and music have always been a part of his life. Sibley grew up in a household listening to his father play the boogie-woogie on his Steinway Grand Piano. Sibley is a 1994 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine arts Degree. He resides in a western suburb of Chicago.

''Being and Homelessness: Notes from an Underground Artist'' was published in January 2012 by Wordsworth Greenwich Press. The book is a memoir about his six months as a homeless artist in Chicago years ago.

John was also the illustrator for the book ''Hannibal the Great'', written by director, producer and author Ken Sibanda. Sibanda's film company, Proteus films, will soon make the book into a major movie with the director of Shaka Zulu, Joshua Sinclair.


Published Works

  • Bodyslick, VIBE/Kensington, 2008
  • Being and Homelessness: Notes from an Underground Artist , CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform , 2012 - 2nd edition, 2017
  • The Color of My Blood, SIBSARTSTUDIO, 2015
  • USS Obama 2112, CreateSpace, 2015

    Illustrated Works

  • Hannibal the Great: Hannibal Born, Proteus Books, 2013


Selected Titles At Your Library

Bodyslick /
ISBN: 1601830041. OCLC Number:

Vibe Street Lit,. New York :. ©2008.

An unforgettable new novel set in the year 2031, where gangs, guns, and genetic engineering rule. In a world where genetic engineering and organ transplants are booming businesses on the black market, Malcolm Steel, Jr. is king. His turf is Chicago, a city torn apart by the haves and have-nots alike, and Malcolm-known as Bodyslick on the streets-has found a lucrative hustle stealing healthy organs and selling them to desperate, wealthy patients in need of transplants. Bodyslick has the connections, the knowledge, and the 9mm laser pistol just in case things get hectic. But with the Italian mob, racist skinheads, and the biggest gang in Chinatown on his case, he is going to need all the help he can get, especially when his old `hood cutbuddy and rival ganglord get ready to take over the trade by any means necessary. Now Bodyslick will make one last run to try to get out of the game for good. But some people will do anything and destroy anyone to make sure that the only way he goes out is piece by bloody piece.

The color of my blood /
ISBN: 0692516395. OCLC Number:

. .

John Sibley in "The Color of my Blood" takes us back to an era when racism was rampant in America in the heat of the summer of 1966 in Marquette Park in Chicago. Damon James is 325 year old being who has arrived in Chicago from the Versai Solar System and has no preconceived notions about what he will find in the stark urban culture of America when he is viewed as a "back earthman." James is in a sense an innocent in that he wants to understand the ways of earth but is astounded by the treatment that he finds in Chicago as so foreign to civilized life in his native solar system. In a sense Damon James becomes transformed into an American Adam cast well East of Eden into the bleakest regions of urban Chicago.

Uss obama 2112.
ISBN: 1517399297. OCLC Number:

CreateSpace. . 2015.

Hannibal the Great
ISBN: 0988615606. OCLC Number:

Proteus Books. . 2013.


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