True Love

Here's an illustration that I actually started over a month ago and I forgot about it. I came across it the other day and decided to finish it. Hope you like it.


San Francisco Bay Area: Graphix Tour 9/7-9/12

Tomorrow I'm flying out to San Francisco for a week long Bay area book tour. I'll be touring with my fellow Graphix authors Raina Telgemeier and Doug TenNapel. We'll be visiting schools all over the bay area as well as some great bookstores. All the details for our bookstore appearances are below. 


Join kid-friendly creators Raina Telgemeier (SMILE, DRAMA), Doug TenNapel (CARDBOARD, GHOSTOPOLIS) and James Burks (BIRD AND SQUIRREL) for a week of awesome graphic novel events all over the Bay Area! They will be speaking, signing, and drawing for young readers and fans at five unique in-store events.

Graphic Novel Night at the Reading Bug!
The Reading Bug
785 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA
Friday, September 7
There will be prizes and refreshments!

Graphix Author Signing!

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 8
Find us in the Mezzanine!

Graphix Authors Meet & Greet/Signing
Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
Saturday, September 8

Graphic Novel Palooza!

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA
Sunday, September 9

Graphix Authors Event & Signing!
Books, Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA
Monday, September 10

A Couple of Witches

I've been on a witch drawing kick this week. I'm slowing gathering up the pieces of a possible story with the young witch from my previous posts. Not sure if these ladies will be in the story but they popped into my head today.

Contact form

Apparently my contact form hasn't been working since I launched my new website design. It lets you fill it out and it says that it's sent to me but they never show up in my inbox. I've fixed the problem now. If you've tried to contact me in the last month please try again. Thanks.

Instagram Pics

Just wanted to let everyone know that you can see my twenty most recent instagram pics by clicking on the Instagram Pics link at the top of my web page.  I tend to take pics of stuff I'm drawing in my sketchbook. If you follow me on instagram (jamesburksart) you can also see the comments that explain some of the pics. A couple weeks back I posted a bunch of behind the scenes sketches of Bird and Squirrel showing how I work and early development stuff. Here's my most recent pic. Enjoy.


Welcome to my new website

I recently wrapped up all my current projects and I had some free time so I decided to give the website an overhaul. Welcome to the cleaner more streamlined Feel free to look around, click on all the buttons, check out the artwork on my portfolio page, and most importantly have fun. You can even leave a comment if you feel so inclined. No pressure. Thanks for stopping by.

Bird and Squirrel now on sale!

My newest graphic novel Bird and Squirrel on the Run hits stores today. Woo hoooo! It's a really fun book that's guaranteed to make you laugh at least three times. Any and all laughs after that are a bonus. My gift to you. If you happen to pick up the book let me know what you think. Thanks. 

Here are some links to places where you can pick up or order Bird and Squirrel on the Run.

Barnes and Noble

San Diego Comic Con

In two days, I'll be heading out to San Diego Comic Con for what I believe is my 12th year of exhibiting. It was 5 years ago at Comic Con that I was approached by my lit agent Kelly Sonnack and we've been making and selling books together ever since. It's crazy how much time has passed. This year i'll have brand spanking new copies of Bird and Squirrel for sale before they are released on Aug. 1st as well as the other prints and books pictured below. I'll be at table E1 at the end of row 700 with my friend and fellow author/illustrator Mike Boldt. Stop by, have a moose burger and some maple syrup, and say "Hi!"