Cartoons make people happy....

They have the power to dissolve mundane work days, put the kibosh on nerves and make people laugh. For me, mundane work days have always been normal routine. It was years after graduating from Architecture school and working for a General Contractor, that I figured I had to do something that would break the monotony. This break came on a Thursday at around 11:30 am. I was anxious to reach the lunch break with my sights on the forthcoming, long Memorial Day weekend. It was right before lunch that I sketched out my first flamingo with highlighters and pens from my desk. That started a calling of creativity for me-drawing flamingos in fun, wacky situations and unknown adventures that beckon BEYOND THEIR POND. It has been two years since that Thursday morning and the fun adventures, smiles and laughs keep coming. Family and friends love them, but I'd like to know what you think! I hope their adventures promote smiles, laughter, inspire happy thoughts and bring a little quality of life to all.

God bless.




Hi. My name is James.

I have been blessed with the gift of drawing these beautiful birds in extraordinary situations. Thanks, God! When I'm not working at my regular job or having fun cartooning, I'm out enjoying the California sun or listening to 90s music (think Oasis and Dionne Farris). Thanks for checking out BEYOND THEIR POND! Stay tuned...more adventures are coming.