Shahnameh For Kids – The Story of Zal & Simorgh is now available on Amazon.com as a Kindle edition.
Read the classic ancient Persian tale on your tablet today!
I am now penciling in bookings for 2018.
Email if you are interested in having me appear at one of your events including any of the following;
Live Readings of my children’s book, Shahnameh For Kids (which can also include fun SFK-related Kids Art Activities).
Book Fairs, Comic Conventions, School Appearances, Library Events, Media and Podcast Interviews, Digital Art and Comic Book Coloring Workshops, Panels, Talks, Lectures. I rather enjoy talking about topics such as The Shahnameh and Ancient Persian Mythology and History.
My calendar gets rather busy with Iranian-American events during Nowruz, so if you would like me to appear at your event around that time, it’s best to contact me as soon possible.
I will be appearing in Catonsville Maryland on Saturday July 1st.
Held at the Catonsville Branch Library,
1100 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, Maryland 21228.
June 16-18th is Awesome Con 2017! You can find me there at Artist Alley P-9. I will have copies of Shahnameh For Kids, my comics, limited edition prints and some original art. I will also be on a few panels and workshops. Plus, Stan Lee is gonna be there! So come out to Washington DC’s most amazing Comic Book, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention.
I am excited and honored to once again be hosting A Celebration of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh with the Iranian-American Community Center (IACC) at Pars Place on May 20th, 2017.
Please join us for a special evening with an art gallery featuring works inspired by the Shahnameh, with the likes of many talented artists including the renowned, Nasser Ovissi. There will also be a live Shahnameh Poetry reading/khaani and live Persian Classical Sonati Music by Ranam Ensemble.
I will have on display my latest digital artwork, “Moment of Truth”, depicting Prince Siavash’s Trial by Fire from The Shahnameh. Limited edition prints will be available for sale at the event.
So I’m doing a Kickstarter campaign to help get funding and support for new Shahnameh For Kids books featuring the adventures of the mighty pahlavan, Rostam. To be subsequently a book about the bravery of the female Iranian warrior, Gordafarid.
Kickstarter is an online website/app that helps crowdfund new creative projects through pledges and rewards packages.
For the Shahnameh For Kids Kickstarter, there are several different exclusive rewards packages to choose from. You can get the books, sticker sheets, limited edition art prints with depictions of Kayumars, Hooshang or Kaveh the Blacksmith. There is even a rewards package where you or a loved one can be drawn as a character in the new books!
Anyone who appreciates the rich culture and heritage of Iran knows how special Ferdowsi and The Shahnameh is. Which is exactly why it is important to preserve it as best we can. What better way to present to the world what Iranian culture and mythology is by supporting and creating Shahnameh For Kids books? Right now is the time for a strong hero like Rostam as well as a role-model of empowerment like Gordafarid for girls.
If you would like to support the new Shahnameh For Kids books, click here.
You can login using Facebook on Kickstarter. It is safe and easy. You can then choose from any of the Shahnameh For Kids rewards packages you may like.
Don’t forget Kickstarter is an “all or nothing” thing. The project must meet the goal in order for the books to be funded and created. We only have a few weeks to reach our goal so let’s all do our part to make this dream a reality!
Please support today and share with friends. Hurry, because the deadline for support and pre-orders ends on May 3rd 2017.
Where you can find me and Shahnameh For Kids this Nowruz Season. Come say “hi”.
March 5th 2pm-6pm
Persian Cultural Center Musical Norooz Celebration
3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
March 11th 3pm-5pm
FSK Nowruz Celebration for Children
7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
March 12th 10am-6pm
6th Annual Nowruz Festival
8100 Tysons Corner Ctr, McLean, Virginia 22102
March 19th 2pm-7pm
Nowruz Arts & Crafts Fair at Pars Place
2236 -C Gallows Rd, Vienna, Virginia 22182
March 25th 7pm-11pm
Persian Parade DC Chapter’s Nowruz Fundraising Gala
7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043
April 2nd, 9am-6pm
6th Annual Sizdah Bedar (Persian Spring Festival) #13BedarDC
Bull Run Regional Park Events Center,
7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, Virginia