James Lawrence is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Comic & Concept Art Course.

He is an independent cartoonist and freelance illustrator, specialising in work for the all-ages and YA market. His area of practise and research focuses on the development of the unique visual vocabulary and narrative possibilities of comics as a universal language and educational tool. This is explored in his ongoing award-nominated series The Legend of La Mariposa, as well as his contributions to series such as Afterlife Inc and anthologies such as Knifepoint Horror and Strange Romance.

Before joining Leeds Arts University in 2020, James worked as a module leader at Futureworks Media School, teaching on the BA (hons) Digital Animation with Illustration, Game Art and Games Design degrees.