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Silent James' innocent artwork and picture-stories have gained him a worldwide cult following. His school years were survived by writing and illustrating comics of his punker friends. Living in a house on a dead end, he also became fond of silence.

Many suspect his name originates from his own quietness, but it is actually from his love of silent film. His artwork occurs in an asymmetrical 1920's/modern world coloured by favorite cartoons, movies, and a lifelong fondness for pro-wrestling heels. Asymmetry plays a huge part in his life, right down to his own heterochromia.

Upon seeing the Jean-Claude Lauzon film "Leolo" and Guy Maddin's "Brand Upon the Brain", Silent James decided to make his own childhood recollection pieces. "Three" (2011) was his first picture-book, an entrancing adventure of a boy that no one pays attention to…

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  • Joined July 19, 2010

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Watercolor, marker, paint

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About

Silent James' innocent artwork and picture-stories have gained him a worldwide cult following. His school years were survived by writing and illustrating comics of his punker friends. Living in a house on a dead end, he also became fond of silence.

Many suspect his name originates from his own quietness, but it is actually from his love of silent film. His artwork occurs in an asymmetrical 1920's/modern world coloured by favorite cartoons, movies, and a lifelong fondness for pro-wrestling heels. Asymmetry plays a huge part in his life, right down to his own heterochromia.

Upon seeing the Jean-Claude Lauzon film "Leolo" and Guy Maddin's "Brand Upon the Brain", Silent James decided to make his own childhood recollection pieces. "Three" (2011) was his first picture-book, an entrancing adventure of a boy that no one pays attention to.

Mr. James became notorious for dapper garb, as favored by his characters, complimented by suspenders and bow ties. In 2011, he successfully took his character skills to the theatre in the starring role of barber John Guerrieri in "Speakeasy Dollhouse". In 2014, he was cast in "The Brothers Booth" as the role he was born to play... himself! A completely silent performance of physical comedy and audience sketching in the grand setting of the Players Club. He has also acted in commercials, TV, film and radio.

In the very popular semi-sequel to "Three" called "Dee" (2012), we follow a girl's adventure to escape unwanted attention.

In 2017 he published his illustrated autobiographical memoir "Secrets of Silent James".

He works as a live illustrator for events, his site is http://SilentJames.com and he is @SilentJamesLive on social.

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