About the Illustrator: James Ballance

For the 10 years since leaving university James has worked on various projects including animation, computer games, advertising, and children's books. After moving from Devon to London, he worked in a special needs school where he was lucky enough to make the connection with Sunita through staff of the Speech and Language department.

James has found working on these books a great experience. It not only has it given him the opportunity  to explore the many wonders of Hinduism, but more importantly to him, to be a part of  the education of the Hindu faith within western cultures. 

James' reason for choosing illustration comes from a lifelong love of telling stories, and to communicate what the written word cannot. As an illustrator he has developed a varied style that varies from dark comic book to friendly pre school. He also works in a variety of mediums including pen and ink, sculpture, animation, and photoshop. 

James also creates sculptures of characters from popular culture which he sells, along with his own artwork, at fairs and conventions.

James Ballance is an illustrator from South Devon now currently working in London. He enjoys creating fun and exciting characters that take you to weird and wonderful places. He has produced work for video games, children's books and interactive books.