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    John M. Burns
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Bio:
His initial work was as an illustrator for Junior Express and School Friend. During the 1960s, Burns worked on TV Century 21 and its sister magazines, including the Space Family Robinson series in "Lady Penelope".

For a while he drew daily comics strips for newspapers The Daily Sketch, The Daily Mirror and The Sun, including The Seekers, Danielle and, for a period succeeding Enrique Romero during 1978-79, Modesty Blaise.

He moved on to illustrate TV tie-in strips for now-defunct title Look-in, always scripted by Angus P. Allan, Burns was already well-known by the start of the 1980's. He also worked on the title story for Countdown.

It was when he made the crossover to 2000 AD, along with fellow Look-in alumni Jim Baikie and Arthur Ranson, that his position in British comics was cemented.

Burns began by working on Judge Dredd, a strip to which he continues to contribute to this day. By his own admission (in a 2004 interview with David Bishop in the Judge Dredd Megazine), Burns does not enjoy drawing science fiction strips, and the look of Judge Dredd is one that he finds particularly unpleasant to draw: this is ironic, as his version has drawn much reader acclaim.


Recently, Burns lobbied to work on the Nikolai Dante strip, and has proved so successful that he is now considered the lead artist on the story. He has also co-created (with Robbie Morrison) a contemporary adventure strip, The Bendatti Vendetta, for the Megazine, this is unique for the title in having no science fiction or fantasy elements at all.

He has recently been working an adaptation of Jane Eyre, by Amy Corzine, for UK publisher Classical Comics.

Burns' recent work is fully painted, and very solidly crafted.

Date of Birth: 1938
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Penciller:
Świat komiksu (1998)
2000 AD (1977)
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
Danielle (1984)
Doctor Who Magazine Special (1980)
Dominic Fortune (2009)
Dredd Rules! (1991)
Elephantmen: War Toys (2007)
Epic (1992)
ESPers (1986)
James Bond: A Silent Armageddon (1993)
Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel (2008)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Hamlyn | Mandarin] (1992)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Epics (1991)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) (1995)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 4) (2001)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Masters (2010)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (2005)
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files (2010)
Judge Dredd: When Judges Go Bad (2012)
Look-in (1971)
Marvel Atlas (2008)
Nikolai Dante (2004)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Penthouse Comix (1994)
Sable & Fortune (2006)
Sonic der Comic (1994)
True Brit (2004)
Zetari (1986)

Inker:
Świat komiksu (1998)
2000 AD (1977)
Danielle (1984)
Doctor Who Magazine Special (1980)
Dredd Rules! (1991)
Elephantmen: War Toys (2007)
Epic (1992)
ESPers (1986)
James Bond: A Silent Armageddon (1993)
Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel (2008)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Hamlyn | Mandarin] (1992)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Epics (1991)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) (1995)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 4) (2001)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (2005)
Look-in (1971)
Nikolai Dante (2004)
Penthouse Comix (1994)
Sable & Fortune (2006)
Sonic der Comic (1994)
Zetari (1986)

Colorist:
Świat komiksu (1998)
2000 A.D. Monthly Vol.1 (1985)
2000 AD (1977)
2000 AD Monthly Vol.2 (1986)
Dredd Rules! (1991)
Elephantmen: War Toys (2007)
Epic (1992)
Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel (2008)
Judge Dredd (1983)
Judge Dredd (1984)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Hamlyn | Mandarin] (1992)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Classics (1991)
Judge Dredd Epics (1991)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) (1995)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 4) (2001)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (2005)
Judge Dredd: The Early Cases (1986)
Judge Dredd's Crime Files (1985)
The Law of Dredd (1989)
Nikolai Dante (2004)
Penthouse Comix (1994)
Power Rangers (1995)
Robo-Hunter (1984)
Sable & Fortune (2006)
Sonic der Comic (1994)
Sonic the Comic (1993)
Spider-Man and Zoids (1986)
The Transformers (UK) (1984)
Transformers Animated (2008)
The Transformers Classics UK (2011)
The Transformers: Best of UK: Dinobots (2007)
The Transformers: Target: 2006 (2007)
Zetari (1986)

Letterer:

Cover Artist:
2000 AD (1977)
2000 AD Extreme Edition (2003)
Action Force Monthly (1988)
The Amazing X-Men (1996)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (1995)
Danielle (1984)
Dark Horse Insider (1992)
ESPers (1986)
G.I. Joe: European Missions (1988)
James Bond: A Silent Armageddon (1993)
Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel (2008)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Hamlyn | Mandarin] (1992)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Real Ghostbusters (1988)
Sable & Fortune (2006)
Swamp Thing (1987)
ThunderCats (1987)
The Transformers (UK) (1984)
Zetari (1986)



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