James Rallison (born on May 14, 1996), better known online as TheOdd1sOut, is an American YouTuber and cartoonist based in Arizona and best known for his comic series and his YouTube channel of the same name.
As a member of the Animation Squad, he sometimes works with his YouTube animator friends such as TimTom, Jaiden Animations, and SomeThingElseYT, appearing in their videos and vice-versa. James frequently collaborates in smaller YouTubers' videos, sometimes even YouTubers bigger than him, which grows both their audience by thousands. TheOdd1sOut YouTube channel currently has 7.2 million subscribers and 1.1 billion video views.
James will also post speed drawings for the comics he posts on Tumblr, Twitter, Tapastic, Facebook, and iFunny, as well as his own website. In these videos, he shows the process of a comic's creation, and he rambles about recent events in his life.
James is part of the recently created comic creator group known as "Orgy" or "OfficialOrgy." The group is made up of iFunny and Tumblr comic makers and animators Doggybag, Deezeewy/DizzyComic, Chez, Free/Funtime, 8BitLiam, ForceAnimations, Blumod, and CowardlyComics. They take a question prompt (for example: "what shouldn't you say at a job interview?") and each give their humorous response . These collaborations are made every few weeks, and posted by a different member each time.
He also recently published a book titled, "How to be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up"
Rallison uploaded the first strip of his webcomic TheOdd1sOut on June 14, 2012, on Tumblr and later on iFunny. Throughout his first year of making comics, he played with his style a lot before settling on his current bubble style. He still posts webcomics, though a lot less frequently than he used to due to most of his time being occupied by YouTube.
On August 30, 2014, about two years after he started making his webcomics, Rallison decided to start making YouTube videos. He called it, "theodd1sout comic," and uploaded a video about a book he had made in elementary school on the same day, with the video titled "A Book I Made as a kid". After a few years of steady growth, in April 2016, his channel gained over 278,000 subscribers, giving him a total of over 400,000 subscribers as of that May.
James' most popular video to date is his 'Work Stories (sooubway)' video about his work at fast-food chain Subway (known as 'Sooubway' in his videos, possibly to avoid copyright claims), gaining over 14 million views. His videos about working at Subway have also been featured on Foodbeast. The website's writer Peter Pham has called the videos "amazing" and "hilarious".
He also has a second channel called TheOdd2sOut.
- James' childhood hero was Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, to the point his first comic was about Garfield.
- Some of James' videos has held the "most trending YouTube video" title.
- James admits he earned more money from his 'Sooubway' videos than him working on an actual Subway for an entire year.
- There is a parody channel called 'AnEven2sIn', based on another comic of the same name, which is the exact opposite of his channel.
- James usually celebrates subscriber milestones with cakes topped with the number of sprinkles depending on how many subscribers he earned. For his 3 million special, he had to fill an entire pool with sprinkles.
- He has been featured on TheFineBros' Teens React series. He then released a video of him reacting to teens reacting to him.
- James lives in Arizona with his two dogs, Georgie and Poppy.
- He was invited and made an animation for Youtube rewind 2017 for the first time. His animation is at the credit part of the video.
- In one of James' videos titled "Getting Recognized part 2," he mentions liking M&Ms.
- James has a twin sister named Faith.
- In his video "Buying Clothes", he was sneak dissing another YouTuber, RiceGum. In response, RiceGum made a video poking fun at James for hugging CaptainSparklez at VidCon. He also threatened to make a diss track on James in the thumbnail. James liked the video.
- He and Boyinaband made a music video named Life is Fun.
- James’ mother (Janette Rallison) is a semi-famous writer, known for writing the Slayers series under the pseudonym “C.J Hill”.
List Of Subscriber Milestones
- TheOdd1sOut hit 1 million subscribers on July 30, 2016.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 2 million subscribers on December 15, 2016.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 3 million subscribers on April 30, 2017.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 4 million subscribers on September 3, 2017.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 5 million subscribers on December 2, 2017.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 6 million subscribers on February 24, 2018.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 7 million subscribers on June 2, 2018.
List of Viewer Milestones
- TheOdd1sOut hit 1 billion views on April 18, 2018 but went down 1 billion views on April 20, 2018 due to a view purge.
- TheOdd1sOut hit 1 billion views again on April 23, 2018.