Scottish Gaelic graphic novel by Angus MacLeod launched

Oct 27, 2021 | Book Launch, Gàidhlig, Graphic Novels

We celebrated the launch of Ás a’ Chamhanaich, Angus MacLeod’s Scottish Gaelic graphic novel, on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 with a gathering at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, Nova Scotia. The launch took place during the Halloween weekend Gaelic classes at Colaisde na Gàidhlig, their first in-person Gaelic weekend since the beginning of the pandemic, following Nova Scotia’s current pandemic protocols for safety.

Angus MacLeod is an artist, writer and well-known Gaelic teacher from Goose Cove, Nova Scotia. For this collection of 12 short stories, he drew inspiration from traditional Gaelic tales, the history of the Gaels, and his own imagination. He has brought these tales to life through his brush-and-ink drawings in black and white.

Artist and author Angus MacLeod and publisher Emily McEwan by the roaring fire in MacKenzie Hall at Colaisde na Gàidhlig.

Angus MacLeod talked about the process and inspirations for his book and answered questions from an appreciative audience, who also heard a word from Bradan Press publisher Emily McEwan. This was followed by an author signing. The launch was livestreamed to viewers around the world and is now available to view on the Bradan Press YouTube channel.

If you didn’t have the chance to attend the launch, you can still get your copy of Ás a’ Chamhanaich online!


Halloween pumpkins carved by the children’s Gaelic class at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College, made a perfect eerie backdrop.


An neach-deasachaidh Eimilidh NicEòghainn agus an ùghdar Aonghas MacLeòid / The editor Emily McEwan and the author Angus MacLeod.