Imagineering Design for Multimedia Formats
The Focal Point
Your portfolios reveal you are a political cartoonist, portrait painter, caricature artist, corporate logo designer, fashion designer, as well as an illustrator of movie posters, book covers, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and trading cards, etc. What do you prefer?
I love the design parts of what I do. It is fun to find solutions for design parameters. But I also love illustration. Sequential narratives are very engaging! But to pick which I prefer to do is a tough choice. I have too much fun to feel a need to limit myself to a single preference.
Comments from clients & readers:
“James pays uncanny attention to subtext and detail. He tells my stories by
designing everything from clothing to architecture to help set the proper mood
for the characters.”
“Each face has its own personality. I can feel what his characters are
thinking. James Sherman illustrates thought!”
“James Sherman has a knack for making you feel something real is going on. I feel
like I can step right through the panels into that world.”
Art by James Sherman first appeared in public media as political cartoons for NJ’s largest newspaper, “The Bergen Evening Record”. He jumped to worldwide distribution as a comic book artist on DC’s next millennium series, “Legion of Super-Heroes”. Working on storyboards and posters for indie-film projects dropped him under the radar. But his designs for major Corporate Identities: “Shop Rite” and the “National Basketball Association” and logo illustrations for the “Major League Baseball” and the “National Football League” brought him back to national attention.