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Avengers' James Raiz defines artistic freedom via YouTube

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, November 20, 2019  /  02:09 pm
Avengers' James Raiz defines artistic freedom via YouTube

Cinematic legacy: A screenshot captures the 'Star Wars' mural from "The Box Office Artist", the YouTube channel of Toronto-based artist James Raiz. Raiz drew the piece by hand in about 450 hours over seven months. (The Box Office Artist/-)

Canadian artist James Raiz is living his dream, doing what he loves while planning his next overseas holiday with his wife and three children. Raiz is the creator and artist behind The Box Office Artist YouTube channel, which has over 1 million subscribers and more than 100 million views a day. He also has an extensive portfolio that includes the hand-drawn installation art for last year's Avengers: Infinity War, which was displayed at movie theaters across the United States and Europe, as well as in China. With such accomplishments, one might imagine that Raiz has led an easy life. But Raiz has arrived at many crossroads in his 20-year-plus career, and has had to take a brave decision each time. He was at the doors of a medical school when he realized that drawing was his true passion. His choice went against ...