FitzRoy James is a native of Point Fortin, a seaport town in South Trinidad in the Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He was a political cartoonist for the daily newspapers there for several years before immigrating to New York City in 1965. After coming to the United States, FitzRoy pursued his career as a mechanical artist and graphic designer with some of New York's top advertising agencies. He studied at Cooper Union University and New York School of Visual Arts, and graduated from New York Technical College in Brooklyn, New York.

FitzRoy moved to Atlanta in 1988. Soon after, he began teaching cartooning at Soapstone Center for the Arts where he shared his acquired skills and abilities developed through many years of experience and education. His editorial cartoons appear in several newspapers including The Champion - Decatur, Georgia; Prince George's Post - Upper Mariboro, Maryland; The Chicago Crusader - Chicago, Illinois; The Jacksonville Advocate - Jacksonville, Florida; Nakoa The Observer - Austin, Texas; The San Diego Voice Viewpoint - San Diego, California; and Speakin' Out News - Huntsville, Alabama. Additionally, "Carib Laughter", a book of FitzRoy's political cartoons has been published in Trinidad and Tobago. He has illustrated several storybooks, to include Joyce Rudolph Mitchell's book, "Funny Phonics - Beginning Sounds".

FitzRoy has traveled as a caricaturist and cartoonist with the National Black Expo, as well as participated in the annual Atlanta Peach Carnival and the Festival of Cultures. He is respected among his peers as a painter of fine art, exhibiting his signature work entitled, "The Woman The Child" in Atlanta, Ga„ New York, N.Y., Jacksonville, Fl. and Washington D.C. His background encompasses over 30 years of successful experience.

In addition to his talents as a caricaturist and cartoonist, FitzRoy contributes to the education of a multi-cultural movement by lecturing on the history of the Americas. This series, entitled "In the Wake of Christopher Columbus", has been presented to Spelman College, ASTE Society, Morehouse College, Kemit Society, 7 Stages Theater, National Archives Black History Month, Morris Brown College, International Student League, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, International Student Center.
FitzRoy’s background encompasses over 30 years of successful cartoons, caricatures, fine art, and lectures. His work can be viewed at the Victoria Fox Gallery and at Soapstone Center of the Arts.