Friends, today marks the 81st anniversary of Prince Valiant, cited as "one of the finest works ever to be produced in the comic art medium." Created in 1937 by Harold R. Foster (1892-1982), Prince Valiant can rightly be considered a massive illustrated novel presented in a comic art-like style.
For A Prince Named Valiant's informative series of posts to mark the 75th anniversary of Prince Valiant, click here, here and here.
For last year's special 80th anniversary post featuring an insightful article by Brian Kane, click 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: 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.
For the latest installment (or page) of Prince Valiant, click here.
Above: Prince Valiant, as drawn by Hal Foster (1943).