James Arthur Ville (1988 - present) was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but grew up in the United States of America. His passion for illustrating began at 4 years of age. Watching television shows such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dragon Ball Z inspired him to transition from pencil drawings to illustrating digitally. He spends most of his focus drawing for young adults and youth. From book covers to children's books, most of his work is done from home where he can be close to his four children in Southern Oregon.
His most recent book is the Raising Dragons Graphic Novel, a comic book adaptation of the best-selling novel by Fantasy author, Bryan Davis. He looks forward to illustrating many more graphic novels, either adaptations or his own stories. His favorite comic book artists include Scott McCloud, Art Spiegelman, Ken Akamatsu, and Akira Himekawa.
In his spare time, James enjoys playing video games with his kids. They also spend their weekends hiking and reading books. His family means everything to him and that's what drives him to work hard and provide for their needs.