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A Life Half-Forgotten

Memory is a funny thing. It’s random at best. Mostly we remember fragments, scattered over the years of our lives.

When did your life begin? Mine — or at least my first memory — began with a box of crayons.

I started out by remembering my idyllic middle-class white suburban upbringing, and then, all of a sudden, all the forgotten traumas rose to the surface. Childhood happiness, freedom, and privilege were replaced by murder, divorce, and that true horror; junior high.

Kind things folks have said...

“Touching, poignant, heartfelt, and funny. This is James Burns’ best work yet and you don't want to miss it.”

Andrew Aydin
Co-author of the “March” Trilogy

“... brilliantly combines revelatory illustrations with writing both heart-wrenching and joyous.”

Jessica Handler
author, “Invisible Sisters: A Memoir” and “The Magnetic Girl”

“Like many of the best auto-bio graphic novels, A Life Half-Forgotten is nuanced and thought-provoking ... I highly recommend it.”

Dean Motter
Creator of “Mister X”

“A Life Half-Forgotten ... feels fully, authentically remembered, and it’s a reader’s delight to experience it.”

Tom Heintjes
Editor and Publisher, “Hogan’s Alley”

You can pick up your copy at Amazon, or at one of the many comic book shows I’ll be attending around the Atlanta/Athens area.