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 something a little different. It's called A Life Half-forgotten and it’s what I like to call a graphic memoir, dealing with growing up in Central Ohio suburbia during the 60s and 70s.
I started out by remembering my idyllic middle-class white suburban upbringing, and then, all of a sudden, all the forgotten traumas rose to the surface. Childhood happiness, freedom, and privilege were replaced by murder, divorce, and that true horror; junior high.
You can pick up your copy at Amazon, or at one of the many comic book shows I’ll be attending around the Atlanta/Athens area. I'm very proud of this book.
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.