There are only a few days left in a promotion from Backwards Burd cartoonist Daniel de Sosa to get your hands on an a Celtic Comic, downloadable from the Amazon’s Kindle store – a fantasy comic about a bard who gets sent to a town in the north of Ireland that’s never heard music before.
This volume collects the first five chapters of the Iron Age fantasy web comic saga Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury from Daniel, a collection funded thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign last year – helped, we’re sure, by being made a Kickstarter staff pick.
Daniels is an American cartoonist born in the San Fernando Valley, who has been living in London for the past five years.
“Oi! is inspired heavily by my passions for rock music, history, and ancient Gaelic culture and mythology,” he says. “Traditional Irish music and poetry to me is the most beautiful in the world and more people need to know about the cultures great musical history.
“Iron Age Ireland was a culture controlled by mushroom chewing druids, where music was considered a form of magic, and even had the power to overthrow kings. Druids were like hippy cult leaders and Bards were like rock stars.
“The more I researched and learned about ancient Irish society, the more ideas and characters began popping in to my head. I had to create a story in this setting. Soon Oi! was born.”
• Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury Volume One is also available direct from Daniel as a print edition here
• Follow the Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury web comic at http://oi.thecomicseries.com
Art © 2015 Daniel de Sosa
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.