With all of us about to say goodbye to 2011 and "set sail" into a new year, the following sequence of panels from installment #2139 of Prince Valiant seems somewhat appropriate.
Happy New Year from A Prince Named Valiant!
Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from installment 2139, February 5, 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.
Text: Hal Foster.
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 48): Return to Camelot, comprising pages, or installments, 2124 (October 23, 1977) through 2167 (August 20, 1978). Fantagraphics Books, 2003.