The Ulster Cycle: Ness
Ireland, the Iron Age. When the king of Ulster is powerless to stop a murderous outlaw, his daughter Ness turns outlaw herself to hunt him down. But with war looming among the kingdoms of Ireland, will her father’s house still be there to go back to when the job’s done?
A prequel to The Cattle Raid of Cooley – Ness is the grandmother of Cú Chulainn, the hero of that story – originally serialised 2007-2009. Now being re-serialised, starting 13 March 2017 and thereafter every Monday. Start here.
“A wonderful period graphic novel … Primitive but gripping”
Rich Johnston, Lying in the Gutters, 12 January 2008
“only a passing mention of fantasy but still it’s primarily about strong people and tough decisions. There are a number of characters each with their own goals and outlooks … [the art] lends a very rough, woodsy feel to the comic … show[s] the brutal realities of the story without compromise”
ArtPatient, 4 January 2009
“What an impressive debut. It’s as though writer/artist Patrick Brown found a window looking into the past, and he decided to smash it and climb on through. Here is a thoroughly modern form of Irish storytelling that makes the past very much the present.”
Malachy Coney (Holy Cross, The Darkness, Good Craic Comics)
“Finally a comic from Northern Ireland that can be read anywhere – Patrick Brown weaves a wonderful tapestry of rich characters, intertwining centuries-old legends with 21st century artwork to die for.”
Davy Francis (Oink!, Holy Cross, The Big Book of Urban Legends)