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26 March 2011 @ 04:10 pm
I hope it's okay to post this here... I thought that fans of Arthurian legend might like to know that I'm working on a (slightly megalomaniac) comics project about Sir Gawain :-). Sketched pages (not final ones - I'm working on those, but I'm painfully slow) are being posted on my LJ. Feel free to have a look :-). Since I'm essentially posting drafts, I'm always looking for constructive criticism.

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And ther by ordenaunce of the quene ther was set a quest of ladyes on Syr Gauayn. And they iuged hym foreuer whyle he lyved to be with all ladyes, and to fyghte for her quarels, and that euer he shold be curteys, and neuer to refuse mercy to hym that asketh mercy.
- Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur (1485)

Part I: The Darkest Hour

Ygraine, Gorlois and Uther. This is where our story starts.

The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour 1-3, The Darkest Hour 4-6, The Darkest Hour 7-9, The Darkest Hour 10-12, The Darkest Hour 13-15, The Darkest Hour 16-18, The Darkest Hour 19-21, The Darkest Hour 22-24, The Darkest Hour 25-27, The Darkest Hour 28-31, The Darkest Hour 32-35, The Darkest Hour 36-40, The Darkest Hour 41-44, The Darkest Hour 45-47, The Darkest Hour 48-50, The Darkest Hour 51-53, The Darkest Hour 54-57, The Darkest Hour 58-60, The Darkest Hour 61-64, The Darkest Hour 65-66, The Darkest Hour 67-69, The Darkest Hour 70-73, The Darkest Hour 74-75, The Darkest Hour 76-81, The Darkest Hour 82-84, The Darkest Hour 85-87, The Darkest Hour 88-90, The Darkest Hour 91-92, The Darkest Hour 93-97, The Darkest Hour 98-101, The Darkest Hour 102-103, The Darkest Hour 104-108, The Darkest Hour 109-111, The Darkest Hour 112-114, The Darkest Hour 115-119

The Sword of Kings
The Sword of Kings 1-4, The Sword of Kings 5-11

Part II: Sunrise

Family history catches up with a little red-haired boy.

Brothers and Sisters
Brothers and Sisters 1-3, Brothers and Sisters 4-6, Brothers and Sisters 7-9, Brothers and Sisters 10-12, Brothers and Sisters 13-15, Brothers and Sisters 16-18, Brothers and Sisters 19-21, Brothers and Sisters 22-24, Brothers and Sisters 25-27

New pages from Saturday 2 April on my LJ :-).
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12 March 2011 @ 06:42 pm
 So, I started drawing again, and decided to play with the knights. Came up with a design for Gawaine I may actually be somewhat happy with, and thought I'd share/see what other people think.


( Follow the fake cut the actual drawing. . . . )
23 July 2010 @ 11:56 am
*pokes community*

It does not appear to be dead yet.

Anyway, I've been fighting uphill against a serious writer's block, which means that I've been writing Arthurian vignettes again. In this case, I bring you a series of them exploring the relationship between Gawaine and Lancelot -- both the Champions, in some inevitable way rivals, but also usually portrayed as two of the only characters who don't really care which one of them would best the other in the field.

And no, I'm not above begging for concrit here.

(One in the rain, one in the river, one in the winter. One lost in the woods, one at the loss of a child, and one at the end.)
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28 March 2010 @ 09:47 am
I was doing research for an Arthurian Literature class, when I stumbled upon an old legend that I hadn't heard before. King Arthur is known as the once and future king, who mysteriously disappeared into Avalon but will be returning. But in this particular legend, he is not just chilling in Avalon, nor is he asleep in a cave - he's actually turned into a raven, and in that form is haunting the land.

This story started writing itself as soon as I read it.


Prologue: The Raven, 837 wordsCollapse )

Read the whole story here.
Hi, this is my first time posting in this comm, and I haven't been a member all that long, so if I'm breaking any rules, please tell me and I'll be glad to delete this. :)

I'm writing a 5000 word essay for school and I want to explore either:

a) the effect which Arthurian mythology had on the sense of national identity, both in the medieval era and beyond or

b) how Arthurian mythology affected concepts of kingship (perhaps mainly focusing on the period of the Wars of the Roses).

Of course, the first is a far broader topic, and by 'Arthurian mythology', I would really be cheifly focusing on Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur more than anything else.

This is kind of a large thing to ask, but I'm really stuck at where to begin, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I could research, where I could find good information or how to tackle this - frankly rather daunting - question. Or really anything that you think could help.

Thanks so much.
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15 June 2009 @ 12:14 pm
And thus I continue my apparent quest to revive this community (question crossposted to king_of_camelot).

After I've finished my current monster-of-an-unrelated-novel-that-will-not-end, I've been looking forward to the next project, which I think will be a retelling of the Brunor le Noir/Knight of the Ill-Fitting Coat legend. Obviously my main source for it is Mallory, since the only version of the Prose Tristram I've been able to locate has been in midieval French, which I do not read. But I've been poking around the internet in search of other tidbits and versions, and apparently my Google-fu fails because ninety-percent of what I seem to be able to find is links to, references of, or outright plagerizing of the Wikipedia article. So if anyone has any good links, or even a modern retelling I could check out to see what's already been done with it, I'd appreciate it.

Also, because the drabbles went over relatively well a couple of days ago, here are two Mordred-centric ones I didn't post last time, since Mordred's kind of a love-him-or-hate-him character and I wasn't sure about the reception.

Arthur doesn't understand his son.Collapse )

Clarissant patches her little brother up.Collapse )

Again, any feedback appreciated.

13 June 2009 @ 12:28 pm
I've been working on some Arthurian drabbles as a writing exercise, and since this community is not nearly active enough, I thought I'd share a few of them with you. They're mostly character studies, set in my own version of Camelot, and just a few of the ones I thought turned out the best. All are G/PG rated, and I'd love feedback of any kind. Enjoy.

(Neither Arthur nor Bedivere understand women.)

(Kay is challenged.)

(Dinadan is likewise challenged.)

(Lancelot regrets.)

(Tristram reflects.)

(Percival knows what he is.)

01 June 2009 @ 11:37 pm
Cross-posted many times. Hope I'm good to post here.

Please credit and comment if you decide to use any of the icons-- it'd be cool to know if anyone actually likes them.
ICONS from King Arthur: Tristran


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30 March 2009 @ 06:54 am
I wanted to let you all know that I've posted some pre-Arthurian stories to my website: www.markadderley.net/webisodes.  They're backstory to my novel, "The Hawk and the Wolf," but they can be enjoyed independently.


16 February 2009 @ 02:43 pm
I said something to the effect of making some sketched-character icons to say hello to this community on the last post, and here I am with 17 icons of the characters as I see them. I tried to grab the darkest color on their heraldry (with the obvious exception of Morgan--- does she even have consistent heraldry? I just think red suits her). Anyway, I'm kind of nervous--- and therefore rambling--- because this is the first time I've made icons and the first time I've posted any artwork of mine on a public forum. So feel free to critique me, just please be kind about it (also, if you think they're worth cross posting to arthurian_icons, please tell me, because I'm unlikely to have the guts to on my own).


Rest under the cut. . . .Collapse ) 

Um . . . enjoy?
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