Welcome.

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.

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.

This week’s Grumbles comic


The current incarnation of Grumbles can be found at grumblesGuy.tumblr.com. This a sample . Go ahead and click it! 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. Or both. What am I? The boss of you?

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.

My latest comic book

My newest comic is Grumbles X and it’s a collection of the past year’s Grumbles comic strips, as seen on Tumblr. Last year I moved from Atlanta to Athens, Georgia, and tried to cope with the 2016 presidential campaign.

Does anyone know how that worked out?

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