James Burns

James Burns is a graphic designer, illustrator, and comic artist who lives in Athens, Georgia. He creates autobiographical comics, notably his long-running Grumbles series.

In 2002, he was diagnosed with a detached retina, which threatened his eyesight. After recovering, and at age 45, he wrote and drew his first comic book, Detached, about that experience. Since then he began doing commercial illustration, comics, and created the weekly comic strip Grumbles, which ran for six and a half years in Atlanta's Sunday Paper, and continues online to this day.

Burns' comic work includes Daemon Process; a horror book, the anthology Real Magicalism, the inaugural comic version of of Lance Star, Sky Ranger, and The Astral Crusader; a loving take on the comics of the 60’s. In addition he has participated in anthologies like well-reviewed Not My Small Diary.