Bruce Bahmani & Cameron Doraghi

Shahnameh comic book creators

Rostam Tales From The Shahnameh team, interviewed on Voice of America. Talking about Persian mythologocal stories brought to life in a comic book form.


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Rostam is the Persian Robin Hood

by Faribors Maleknasri M.D. (not verified) on

Wrong! How can Rostam have been or be the Persian Robin? In the years as Rostam lived there was no robin no wood and no hood. Robin hood could have been Rostam of England. But he was not. However, since "IRANIAN" is sold out for mistakes, nonlogics, lies and likewise senseless remarks, so such an comparisson fits well. Greeting


by Anonymously answering (not verified) on


Someone needs to go on a

by TheMrs on

Someone needs to go on a diet.


Have you even read the Shahnameh Comic Books?

by Cameron D (not verified) on

Shame? :)

It is quite amusing to read your expertise on the motivations of the creators of the Shahnameh comic books, and whether or not dead poets are rolling in their graves. LOL

This reminds me of a quote:
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)


The accent of the anchor

by Mehrban on

is excruciating.  

Darius Kadivar

Rostam is the Persian Robin Hood

by Darius Kadivar on

And Bruce Bahmani and Co have made a splendid job popularizing the Immortal Hero of Iranian Literature at its Best.

Can't wait to read the next Adventures ...

Rostam is the Persian Robin Hood in that Nobility is first and foremost in CHARACTER & DEEDS Not Just merely "Blue" Blood !




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what a cool idea

by Anonymous77 (not verified) on

where do we get copies?


Bah Bah

by Homeboy (not verified) on

Lets face it, many Iranians (like me) growing up in the US would love to know The stories from the Shahnameh, but for whatever reasons this is not the case. Well, thanks to the innovations from these guys, I have had a chance to get a small introduction to this great work by reading Ferdowsi's great stories in a graphic novel format. Dametoon gaarm batcheha!

Also check out their animation:


Mohammad Ala

Thanks for sharing . . .

by Mohammad Ala on

Thanks for sharing.  I am a supporter.


Great Job

by Shahdad (not verified) on

My children enjoyed the first two books. My older son was so interested that he has now read half of the complete English translation of the Shahnameh translated by Dick Davis.
Thanks for a great job.


Shame, have any?

by bleeeep (not verified) on

this is too much. So, people who are working on the poetry of one of the most revered Iranian poets can not even speak proper Persian. I am thinking our "celebrity translators" and "comic book" writers are only aiming at one thing: a bit of fame.

How Iranian poets have been turning over in their graves.


Great Gift

by Sid Sarshar on

These comic books are a big hit with my child and anyone I have given them to.  Keep up the good work.  I agree with IRANdokht, more marketing is needed.

Sid Sarshar



by IRANdokht on

What a great job you've done. I am a big fan of these comic books!

You should advertise more, even if it's word of mouth. I am sure a lot of people would love to own a copy of these books and see their kids get into them.

Have you tried Facebook and myspace? It'd be great to include this link // in all the communications.

Good luck to you! and thanks for doing a great service to Iranians and the Iranian epic stories by bringing them to our kids and making them interesting and accessible.