Monday, July 30, 2012

Halcyon Days

Above: Halcyon days for Prince Valiant's eldest son Arn
and Lydia, daughter of the Viking king Haakon.

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from installment #2175, October 15, 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. 49): Road to Sorrow's End, comprising pages, or installments, 2168 (August 27, 1978) through 2211 (June 24, 1979). Fantagraphics Books, 2003.


  1. Very interesting PV moment: with Arn and Lydia - it was the history repeated... (Val and his first love Ilene.)

  2. Hi, Andrej! Thanks for being such a consistent visitor and commenter at this site. It's greatly appreciated.