Monday, June 25, 2012


Prince Valiant and Sir Gawain arrive in Lockbramble,
the unhappy fiefdom of the kidnapped Lord Grunyard.

Art: Thomas Yeates (from installment #3932, June 12, 2012).
Text: Mark Schultz.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Back to the Wall

Art: Hal Foster.
Source: From the cover of a 1953 German collection of Prince Valiant strips. (With thanks to Axel M. Wulff.)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Accepting the Challenge

In Camelot's Hall of Justice a quest is being called, and Sir Gawain accepts the challenge.

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from installment #2200, April 8, 1979). 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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Afreet

Journeying into Wales to investigate reports of black magic, Prince Valiant and his companions are startled by the appearance of an afreet – a clear warning not to venture further. Yet Val recalls Merlins's counsel, and is determined to press on and discover the truth behind the tales of haunted Illwynde Castle and its "Demon Knight."

Art and text: Hal Foster (March 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.