You can follow my artistic updates on twitter.

I'm currently working on a few new comic projects, which should be out by the Fall. Details soon.

As a result of my Grumbles strip, I was invited to speak at the International Journalism in Perugia, Italy in 2011.

I finished a 22-page Lance Star story written by Bobby Nash.

Sidebar Nation was nice enough to do a a podcast of my panel at ACE called Digital Visions.

Upcoming Conventions:

August 29-September 1st, 2014

Back to James Burns [design]


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.

More Exciting News!

Here's the latest news about my comics projects.


My latest book

My latest comic is called Über-Tales, and it's now available at Indy Planet or at my appearances at comic book shows around town.

Über-tales is a collection of 5 thrilling tales of derring-do. Superhero satire, spy adventures, mythic revenge stories, high-flying WWII adventure and end-times parables — this comic has it all.

Über-tales is a collection of stories drawn by James Burns, and also includes 2 stories written by award-winning writer Bobby Nash.

I'm very proud of this 40-page, all color book. I hope you enjoy it.

Grumbles Arises from the Dead!

I've resurrected my long-running Grumbles strip as a webcomic.

Point your internet-thingies to grumblesGuy/ and feast on the once-a-week strip. Or you can follow me on Twitter.

What you'll find here

Here you'll find links to all my comics (including Grumbles), my gallery of comic-oriented images, a series of tutorials about comics, comic-oriented links, and lastly, a way to get in touch with me.

Why comics?

I've always enjoyed comics, from childhood to the present day. There's something about storytelling with words and pictures that I find very compelling, and I want to get much better at it.

How did I start making comics?

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.

You can find out about more of my work here.