About me

My name is James Avila and I am a comic artist from New York. I've been drawing and reading comics for just about as long as I can remember but it was around 2013 that I decided to focus on persuing a career in comics full time. During this time, I brought my portfolio to as many local conventions as I could in order to gain advice from professionals in the industry and hone my craft. 

 

 Since then I have been a part of several published works from other indie creators, as well as self publishing the first four issues of my creator owned book titled "All I Have to do is Dream" through Comixology, my Etsy store, conventions in the tri-state area, and local comic shops.

 

I am looking forward to working on many other projects in the future and am excited to create art and stories that many people can enjoy. 

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A little bit more about myself, I attended college for Fine Art and Art Education, receiving a BFA and MS in the subjects respectively. After graduating I was a public school art teacher for several years while building my comic book resume until in 2017 I took the plunge to be a freelance artist full time. I'm still teaching part time at the One River Art School in Woodbury NY.

 

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