In celebration of the comic book creators who were planning to exhibit at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival 2020, here’s my chat with James Lloyd. The podcast is available on Apple Podcastsand Google Podcasts.
James is a Vancouver cartoonist who has worked both in television and print, but is best known as the regular artist on the Futurama and Simpsons titles for the Bongo Comics imprint. He initially cut his comic teeth in the Vancouver DIY small press scene at the outset of the nineties, and began working on local productions in the animation business in 1995. Since then he has worked on comic projects for First Second books and Boom! Comics. In 2016 he began teaching comic lessons as part of Langara College’s Continuing Studies program and in 2017 he returned to animation and projects like ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ and ‘Cleopatra In Space’. In 2019 he created the first public sequential art piece to be included in the Vancouver Mural Festival. He has held presentations and workshops throughout his twenty years career in hopes of inspiring those who love art and storytelling to take their own shot at comics.
One additional note: James mentioned after the interview that Langara, where he teaches, offers a new full time certificate course (one of the few in the country) called Graphic Novels and Comix. The info can be found here https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/graphic-novel-and-comix/index.html Applications for September are still open.
You can discover more about James on Twitter at @TheeJamesLloyd and online at https://jameslloydillustration.ca/
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