The James Gang: Iconoclasts
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The James Gang Co-Founders:
About The James Gang:
The James Gang is a creative content developer of original art, games and books focused on the environment, ethics, and social change. Their content is cross-platform and seeks to entertain, educate and motivate people to take positive action. Their work has been recognized through national and international awards for books, games and interactive design. The James Gang's creative work has been featured on the CBC National News, CBC Radio, Grist, Change.org, 350.org, Treehugger, YES! Magazine, Gopher Illustrated Magazine, O Estado de S. Paulo, The Toronto Star, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Times-Colonist, Ottawa Citizen, Worldchanging, and in numerous blogs.
Franke James visual story, "A Green Winter: Will Global Warming be good for Canada?" was included in an anthology entitled Perspectives on Contemporary Issues along with stories from Stephen Lewis, Margaret Atwood, and David Suzuki. The animated short was screened at the 2007 Green Living Show between appearances by Al Gore and Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Franke James and Bill James founded the James Gang in 1989 and have been pioneers in new media since 1994. The James Gang launched the first websites for such well-known organizations as ROOTS Canada, Umbra and Air Quality Ontario for the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Currently they produce interactive content for mobile, web and print for clients including the Forest Stewardship Council Canada, and as Vendors of Record for the Ontario Government. The company, and its founders, have received grants and support from Telefilm Canada, the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Banff Centre. Additionally, Franke James, co-founder is a member of the Writer's Union of Canada and a member of PEN Canada.