Friday, December 30, 2016

Warrior Prince



Art: Hal Foster.
Source: The somewhat tattered cover of one of the Prince Valiant comic books my father collected in 1954-55 and which were published and distributed by Associated Newspaper Ltd. of 60-70 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

See also the previous posts:
Tattered
Man of Action
Man of Action II
Valiant to the Rescue
"He Wasn't a Superhero But He Was a Hero"

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Sweet Reunion


In far-off Cathay Prince Valiant is reunited with his son Arn and his daughter Karen. He also meets for the first time Karen's love interest Vanni, son of the legendary Prester John.


Art: John Cullen Murphy (1991).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: The Sun Herald newspaper (Sydney, Australia), 1993; from the collection of Michael J. Bayly.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Aleta



Art and text: Hal Foster (1949).
Source: One of the Prince Valiant comic books my father collected in 1954-55 and which were published and distributed by Associated Newspaper Ltd. of 60-70 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

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"
4000

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:
"Climb!"
Earthquake!

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015