James Otis Smith is a New York based graphic artist and illustrator. James wrote and drew the webcomic Gang of Fools, and designed and illustrated the children's book Madunia: Stories of the Ancient Lands. His graphic novel history of the Apollo Theater, written by Ted Fox, is due out from Abrams Books in 2019. A freelancer with a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, he has worked in comics, illustration, motion graphics, and video.