James Kerr Canada

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Canadian artist James Kerr—AKA Scorpion Dagger—creates absurdist gifs that infuse medieval-style paintings with elements of modern life and pop culture. These animations are wildly popular on Instagram, and since launching his account, James has been tapped to create work in a similar vein for the New York Times and the New Yorker. In 2021, he collaborated with content creators The Goggles and Closer Productions on The Book of Darryl, a hilarious book and augmented reality experience that follows a teenage boy living in ancient, Roman-occupied Nazareth. WePresent interviewed young “Darryl” to learn more about his musical aspirations, and the trials and tribulations of adolescence in 16 AD.

“When done right, humor is the thing that I’m most attracted to.”