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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, or more precisely 45 years ago in the Milky Way galaxy, the first Star Wars film blasted on to the scene on May 25, 1977. Star Wars (eventually renamed Star Wars: A New Hope, episode 4) quickly became the highest grossing film ever. making $775 […]

The Heroes and Mortals Radio App, for iPhone and iPad, is now available in the Apple App Store! Want to listen to epic music but you have to hunt mushrooms and fairy wings for a magic brew?  Storming the castle but need pillaging and plundering tunes to keep you motivated? Now you can with the HAMR App. […]

Coming soon, new Star Wars and sci-fi inspired letterpress cards, illustrated by kids! We have three cards in our new “Galaxy of Heroes” series, two inspired by Star Wars, one inspired by Stranger Things, and all illustrated by Lily, a 10 year old artist and illustrator! We hope to have these available for sale in […]

We’re extremely pleased to announce our full line of hand-crafted letterpress cards is now being carried by Oblation papers & press in Portland, OR! Oblation papers & press was founded by husband-and-wife duo, Jennifer and Ron Rich, who began selling their handmade paper goods at the Eugene Saturday Market in the late 1980s. They opened […]

Heroes and Mortals had the immense pleasure of meeting one of our own, a lover of music, Tolkien, and the rich world of middle-earth, in Alex Langenbach, a composer with an epic musical passion, the creation of a soundtrack to Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Alex started out as a drummer in a metal band, taught himself […]

Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937, The Lord of the Rings in 1955, and the Rankin/Bass animated film of The Hobbit was released in 1977 and that was the year that kicked off the film interpretations of Tolkien’s works, which are still going strong today.  Everyone is (or should!) be familiar with Peter Jackson’s films from […]

The Otherworld has existed in Irish folklore for centuries, passed down through both Pagan and Christian stories of adventure, voyages to Otherworld lands, and visions of mist filled forestscapes where faeries and other mythical creatures exist. The music of the Otherworld has played a prominent part in these stories, from lulling unsuspecting people to sleeping […]

You learned them when you were young, you sung them to your children, you may even have fond memories of Humpty Dumpty, three blind mice, or a (baa baa) black sheep, but these stories aren’t what you thought they were.  Behind the sing song meter, gentle voice, and light music that accompanies many nursery rhymes […]

There are many epic people in history, some heroes, some not, Attila the Hun is not a hero, but he sure was epic. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net writes about who he was, what he did, and as part of the lengthy article goes into detail on film, plays, operas and the many musical numbers created […]

Everybody is familiar with many of the films created about Joan of Arc, but there have been a number of musicals and operas created that delve into and expand on the stories and history of the heroine in music form. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net put together an exhaustive list, from the 2017 musical film Jeannette: […]


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