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.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings Michael Bayly, I am one of dozens of fans who post weekly on the Comic Kingdom blog for PV. Recently it has been rumored that CK might and I stress might close the blog as well as its other comic blogs. We are worried that as fans of the strip we love, there won't be a place to share our ideas of where next weeks adventures are leading! I have been asked to find out if you might be willing to host a blog of as many as over 200 comments per week by true fans of Prince Valiant? We love your site and think it is perfect for just this advent. Please, we welcome you to come check out our group, sincerely Dennis Hopkins