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ROBBIE BURNS: WITCH HUNTER

TRIPLE AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC NOVEL

2015 Scottish Independent Book Alliance Awards Best Graphic Novel/Best Writer/Best Newcomer

The story asks what if the events of the narrative poem Tam o' Shanter, Burns' most famous work, were actually based on something that happened to Burns himself. 

"Exceptional writing and fantastic art." - Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook


Like his fictional creation, Robbie mistakenly takes the wrong road and ends up stumbling upon a full-blown witches' sabbath being held in the ruins of the haunted old Alloway Kirk.  Like Tam, the hot-blooded young poet is entranced by the sight of the dancing witches, but is saved by the sudden and dramatic intervention of the pair of witch-hunters, the old veteran McKay and his young apprentice Meg.  And so begins Burns' education in the ways of witch-hunting, as McKay and Meg struggle to keep him out of the clutches of the demonic Cutty Sark and out of trouble with witches, demons and local farm girls.

"A fast-paced work of frantic imagination." - David Pollock, list.co.uk

Two visionary writers from Edinburgh, Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby, have created a new depiction of the nation's most loved poet, based on the epic character of the famous narrative poem Tam o'Shanter.  Tiernen Trevallion, one of the UK's most promising new comic artists, provides the artwork.




Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter

Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter

'Burns was loved as a lyricist, farmer and even as a ladies' man. Now prepare to meet Burns, scourge of all evil and witch hunter in training!'

Robbie Burns is one of the most well known and celebrated poets worldwide. However, little is ever written about the man's sideline career as one of Scotland's most renowned Witch Hunters.

The story asks what if the events of the narrative poem Tam o' Shanter, Burns' most famous work, were actually based on something that happened to Burns himself...

Burns takes the wrong road and ends up at a witches’ Sabbath. The hot-blooded poet is entranced by the dancing witches, but is saved from an eternity in hell by witch-hunters. So begins his witch-hunter training, as McKay and Meg struggle to keep him out of the clutches of demons, witches, and local farm girls.

"Exceptional writing and fantastic art." - Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook

"A fast-paced work of frantic imagination." - David Pollock, list.co.uk


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Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter - Digital

Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter - Digital

'Burns was loved as a lyricist, farmer and even as a ladies' man. Now prepare to meet Burns, scourge of all evil and witch hunter in training!'

Robbie Burns is one of the most well known and celebrated poets worldwide. However, little is ever written about the man's sideline career as one of Scotland's most renowned Witch Hunters.

The story asks what if the events of the narrative poem Tam o' Shanter, Burns' most famous work, were actually based on something that happened to Burns himself...

Burns takes the wrong road and ends up at a witches’ Sabbath. The hot-blooded poet is entranced by the dancing witches, but is saved from an eternity in hell by witch-hunters. So begins his witch-hunter training, as McKay and Meg struggle to keep him out of the clutches of demons, witches, and local farm girls.

"Exceptional writing and fantastic art." - Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook

"A fast-paced work of frantic imagination." - David Pollock, list.co.uk


The download is a high-resolution PDF.

$9.99 More info →

"Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter is Scotland’s famous son as he’s never been seen before."

Rob Alexander - Rocky Mountain Outlook

"If you’re looking for high-octane action with an historical twist, you can’t go wrong with this book. Rennie and Beeby have crafted a story that expertly mixes the fear of the supernatural in post-Witchcraft trials Scotland with one of Burns’ most-loved supernatural poems. Trevallion’s excellent, highly atmospheric artwork is the icing on the cake."

Zoe Kirk-Robinson - webcomics.co

"A fast-paced work of frantic imagination [..] black humour, smart character work and inventive violence ensure superb graphic novel of the Bard of Ayrshire."

David Pollock - list.co.uk

"The witch hunting version of the Bard even delivers some of his best-known lines in quips while fending off witches, bog monsters and demons.."

Steven McKenzie - BBC News

"Smart, action packed, skilfully suspenseful, uproariously funny, divinely irreverent and genuinely scary or sad by turn, Robbie Burns Witch Hunter is a gloriously compelling and truly mesmerising romp: a doom-laden, wisecracking rollicking love story no sensitive soul or jaded comics fan could possibly resist. It’s even educational too…"

Win Wiacek - Now Read This

"Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter’ is a delightful, innovative presentation of the Ploughman Poet that brings him out of the 18th century and into the 21st. The volume itself is also a thing of beauty fit for gifting. [...] This is Burns for a new century."

John Kirk - Pop Mythology

"Four out of five stars and recommended."

Eamonn Clarke - 2000 AD

"This book was an absolute joy from page one [...] It is chock full of humour, tension, horror, action and beauty."

Antony Esmond - Down The Tubes

"There is a lot to like about this book. Beeby and Rennie write with obvious affection and respect for Burns and his work."

Richmond Clements - Forbidden Planet

"The story is nothing short of spectacular [...] Every Scot and everyone who appreciates Burns’s poetry just needs to have this book. "

Marco Piva-Dittrich - Big Glasgow Comic

"Fans of the Scot’s work will enjoy the fresh imagining in comic book form."

Time Alamenciak - Toronto Star