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.

This week’s Grumbles comic

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. So I practice, by doing the hard work involved.

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.

The current incarnation of Grumbles can be found at There's a sample there, on the left. Go ahead and click there! I dare you! I double-dog dare you. Once there you can feast your eyes on the once-a-week strip. Or you can follow me on Twitter.

Exciting News!

I'll be in Artist Alley at DragonCon again this year. Please stop by and say hello!


My latest book

My most recent comic is called Cabbagetown Chronicles, Volume 2 and it's the latest collection of the past year's weekly Grumbles comic strips. It's an autobiographical slice of my life in intown Atlanta.

28 full-color pages, 52 strips, with extra bonus material. You can pick up your copy at Indyplanet, or at one of the comic book shows I'll be attending around town.

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.