James E. Lyle (or Doodle) is a native of western North Carolina.  Born in Asheville in 1963 and raised in the mountains near Waynesville.  In the sixth grade he decided that being an artist was what mainly interested him.


Doodle has been a professional cartoonist and illustrator for the past thirty-four years, working primarily as a freelance but occasionally dabbling in full-time employment.   He has published credits at such companies as IDW, Zenescope, Acclaim Comics, Caliber Comics, Now Comics, along with various other publishers and clients, too confusing to mention.


James is an active member of the National Cartoonists Society having served two terms as Vice-Chairman of the Southeast Chapter of the NCS, followed by two terms as Chairman.  He continues to contribute to the SECNCS in the somewhat official capacity of “Portfolio Assessment Liaison” (or P.A.L.).  He’ll be happy to review your sequential art portfolio (or other drawings) if you’ll simply come by his table and show your work.


Doodle still lives outside Waynesville with his wife, Karin, and their cat, Sam.