Pull up a seat. Sit awhile. Take a load off. This is the best place to find out about all of my current and upcoming comic-oriented projects. You’ve found the comic book home of James Burns, graphic designer and artist.
My latest comic book
My newest comic is Tales of the Classic City, Volume 2 and it’s a collection of the past year’s Grumbles comic strips, from Athens Georgia, as seen on Tumblr. This year contains all 52 of last year's strips, before taking a hiatus of indeterminate length.
You can pick up your copy at Indyplanet, or at one of the many comic book shows I’ll be attending around town.
How did I start making comics?
I've always enjoyed comics as a medium, from childhood to the present day. There's something about storytelling with words and pictures that I find very compelling, and I always wanted to do it myself. But I never had a story I wanted to tell.
Then in 2002, I was diagnosed with a detached retina, which threatened my eyesight. After recovering, and at age 45, I wrote and drew my first comic book, Detached, about that experience and since then I've started doing commercial illustration, as well as creating the weekly comic strip Grumbles.