Gordon C. James

As a fine artist, Gordon C. James works to achieve the highest level of beauty. His work has been in International Artist Magazine, and is part of the Paul R. Jones Collection. Gordon’s illustrations, are soulful, and technically sound. He has won Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honors, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, a Charlotte Huck Award, and the Kirkus Prize for his work.

Gordon lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Ingrid and their children Astrid and Gabriel and their dog Rascal.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Making of the Dark Crystal

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Jerry Pinkney, Charles Dana Gibson, John Singer Sargent

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

My cousin was a comic book artist. He inspired me.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work hard. Practice your craft. Do what you love.