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Author James Burns

  • James Burns


    James Burns is an Atlanta-based illustrator, designer, and comic book artist. His weekly strip "Grumbles" ran in the Sunday Paper for more than six years, and now can be read online as a web comic. He is the author of several nonfiction graphic novels, including Detached and Speechless. He is the publisher of several comics anthologies, including 2013's Über-tales. With more than twenty-five years of experience in television design and animation, he currently teaches motion media and graphics at SCAD-Atlanta.


John Lewis’s comic book is a bestseller, and here’s our review

He Read/She Read: A comic book artist and historian on ‘March,’ the civil rights icon’s memoir in graphic novel form

Editor’s Note: Georgia congressman and civil rights legend John Lewis has added another item to his resume: bestselling author. March: Book One, the first volume of his memoir-as-comic trilogy with Marietta-based Top Shelf Productions, grabbed the top spot in its category on the New York Times bestseller list. Lewis, who will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Decatur Book Festival, is in Washington this week to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; he notably is the only living speaker from the 1963 event. Read More