James is an author, illustrator and cat dad from Bristol. He graduated from the University of the West of England in 2009 with a first class degree in Illustration. During his studies he received a “highly commended” in the Macmillan Prize, and in 2019 was shortlisted for the Welsh Illustrator of the Year Award. His bold illustration style is influenced by strange old cartoons, cave paintings and anxiety.
James' latest title Myths, Monsters and Mayhem (Templar, Aug 2021) is a striking comic book collection and the perfect introduction to the world of the gods containing six tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. His four Meet the… books (Big Picture Press) are fun, accessible introductions to ancient civilisations.
James' debut picture book, Long Dog, is published by Templar.
James has also been designing, illustrating and animating material for Penguin’s social media campaigns since 2016.