What is A Song of Heroes?
A Song of Heroes is an American webcomic created by Patrick Ireland. Song’s used to be a way to tell both mythological stories as well as historical ones. So a Song of Heroes basically means a story of heroes. In this case, our hero is Edrick Stormhawk a young bard who is given a mysterious doubled bladed power sword that transforms him into the warrior Skaldor a legendary figure that Edrick himself used to sing songs about. As Skaldor he travels around the world of Emphyria taking on evil doers like The Red Wizard, Wraptor, and Spy-Fly.
What is a Skald?
A Skald is a musician and poet who composed at the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking Age and Middle Ages. Every king and chieftain needed a Skald to record their feats and unsure their legacy lived on, as well as becoming the main historians of their society. In the world of Emphyria Skalds are also great warriors who sing songs not only about history and kings but also about their own heroic exploits.
Are you the sole creator of A Song of Hereos?
Patrick Ireland created the world characters and their designs but the comic is drawn by Jazyl Homavazir and colored by Santosh Pillewar. Jazyl also contributes design elements from time to time and has been a huge help in getting this comic ready and out there.
How often does the comic update?
The comic updates once a week on Mondays. Occasionally we will update twice a week so keep a look out.
How long have you been working on this project?
I’ve been working on this project since back in 2006 when I first started creating original characters. Skaldor was actually the very first character I created funny enough. Since then I have created well over 100 characters two of which (Spy-Fly and Wraptor) won an online statue contest. I finally decided a few years ago that with all these characters I should create a world to put them in and come up with a fun story to link them all together and thus A Song of Heroes was born.
What do I do if I want to submit fan art to the A Song of Heroes site?
Simple, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Not all fan art will be shown but every so often we do drawings and feature fan art thats been submitted. You can also look for your submitted fanart to appear on our facebook page which you can find here!