James Burns is a graphic designer, animator and comic artist who lives in Athens, Georgia. As a graphic designer for television he created 3D animations for clients such as CNN, TBS and various television stations around the country. 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 the experience, as well as the fear and doubts that were connected with it.
After that, he created the weekly comic strip 'Grumbles' for Atlanta's Sunday Paper, which ran for six-and-half years. The strip continues weekly online on its own Tumblr page. James has also created several independently published comics including his graphic novel 'Daemon Process', the first two issues of the anthology 'The Burner', his anthology 'Real Magicalism', the parody 'Astral Crusader', the autobiographical 'Speechless', 'Über-tales', 'Lance Star' (with writer Bobby Nash), as well as several annual collections of his 'Grumbles' strips. His work has also been included in the last several editions of Not My Small Diary.