James Lloyd is a Vancouver cartoonist who has worked in comics as an artist & writer, in animation as storyboard & layout artist, and most recently in the world of academia as an educator.
He is best known as the regular artist on the Futurama Comics title, which he worked on from the beginning of its run in 2000 until the final issue, which was released in the Fall of 2017. Before that break, he cut his teeth in the mean streets of the Vancouver’s small press comic scene.
He since has worked on comic projects for First Second books and Boom! Comics, most notably on the Adventure Time title for the latter.
He began working in the animation business on local productions in 1995, helming layout and storyboard chores. He returned to animation in 2018, providing character layout on the Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle for Dreamworks Entertainment at Vancouver’s DHX Studios. he also provided background layout work for the recently released Carmen San Diego (also for DHX studios) and the Cleopatra in Space series for Titmouse Animation in 2018-19.
In 2016 he began teaching comic lessons as part of Langara College’s Continuing Studies program and in 2019-20 created & held courses as part of first full time certificate program, Graphic Novels and Comix, at the college. Mentorship has also been a part of this push to educate, and has been recognized by the Vancouver School Board and the Parks Board for these efforts.
He has held presentations and workshops throughout his twenty years plus of drawing professionally in hopes of inspiring those who love art & storytelling to pick up pencils and add their voice to the rich history of the comic medium. This site contains works both personal and professional from twenty years of putting pen to paper.