James Braithwaite is a lethal contagion that affects eyeballs and fingers. The symptoms of the
disease vary, but anyone wincing, giggling, or gagging may be a carrier and must be treated
The artist James Braithwaite, namesake of this affliction, is known for his ability to take
beautiful pens and make them do really lousy things. His scribbles were featured in the animated
short film I Met the Walrus, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2008, won an Emmy in 2009,
and was awarded the Guggenheim/youtube prize in 2010.
Since then James has stumbled from project to project smearing ink wherever he goes,
illustrating a book with Harper Collins, animating a short for Will Forte of SNL, and writing
scripts for children’s shows.