You can follow my artistic updates on twitter.

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

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 Cabbagetown Chronicles, and it's the latest collection of the past year's weekly Grumbles comic strips. It's an autobiographical slice of my of 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.

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.