Saturday, February 13, 2016

Celebrating 79 Years of Prince Valiant

Valiant, Prince of Thule, as drawn by John Cullen Murphy (1986),
the second illustrator of the Prince Valiant adventure strip.

Friends, today marks the 79th anniversary of the Prince Valiant adventure strip, created by Hal Foster in 1937.

For A Prince Named Valiant's informative series of posts to mark the 75th anniversary, click here, here and here.

Also, A Prince Named Valiant was launched on the 74th anniversary of Prince Valiant. To read the post that began it all, click here.

Right: The fourth and current Prince Valiant illustrator Thomas Yeates at Comic-Con 2015 . . . with none other than the Prince of Thule himself!

Yeates took over from Gary Gianni, the third illustrator of Prince Valiant, in April 2012.

See also the previous posts:
How It All Began
A Valiant First Effort, Wouldn't You Say?
Remembering Episode 3000, 8/7/94
John Cullen Murphy on Prince Valiant: "It's My Duty. I'm Responsible For It"
Mark Schultz on Prince Valiant as an American Invention
Gary Gianni's Prince Valiant: Looking Good
Thomas Yeates: "My Biggest Thrill is Seeing the Prince Valiant Logo on My Drawings"
"He Wasn't a Superhero But He Was a Hero"

Art: John Cullen Murphy (1986).
Source: The Sun Herald newspaper (Sydney, Australia), 1988; from the collection of Michael J. Bayly.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Loft Lodgings

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from page 2150, April 23, 1978). At this point in Prince Valiant's run, John Cullen Murphy, who had been quietly assisting Hal Foster since 1970, was well into his first decade of drawing the strip over Foster's writing and roughs.
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 48): Return to Camelot, comprising pages, or installments, 2124 (October 23, 1977) through 2167 (August 20, 1978). Fantagraphics Books, 2003.

Monday, November 2, 2015

No Choice

See also the previous posts:

Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3808, January 31, 2010).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia).

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Horrit of the Fens

See also the previous post:
Horrit's Prophecy

Art: Hal Foster (from page 9, April 10, 1937).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 1): 1937-1939 – Hal Foster (Fantagraphics Books, 2009).

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friend or Foe?

Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3840, September 12, 2010).
Source: Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia).

Friday, August 28, 2015

Comic-Con Encounter

At this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, Prince Valiant illustrator Thomas Yeates encountered none other than . . . Prince Valiant!

“I was knocked out by the guy in the Prince Valiant costume,” said Yeates.

Image source: Prince Valiant Facebook Page.