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Arthur, King of Time and Space


Recording the creative process and Robin

When I was working up the Arthur, King of Time and Space concept and built a sample site for friends to comment on, one comment was the suggestion to stick to genre arcs in less confusing weekly increments (as opposed to jumping arcs daily as the sample site cartoons did). I decided that was a wise suggestion, at least initially. As time's gone on I've felt less constrained to do so, though I don't think I've run any strings of less than four or five days (with the obvious exceptions of gags that cut away to another arc for one or two panels just for the setup or punchline). I trust you guys to keep up.

I'm finding it easier to write for the contemporary arc than the others. This is unsurprising, since it draws on my own environment, but is also surprising, since the space arc is most similar to the King Arthur work I was doing on the project before this (see What's your experience? on the FAQ page) so I expected it to be my favorite.

Also I think it's time to bring in a second second-rank arc besides the western arc, so I plan to do it this month sometime - say, after I decide what genre it ought to be. There's been a vote for caveman...

It occurs to me that Lancelot claimed to be a teetotaller in the western arc the other day, yet in his very first appearance in that arc he was doing a shot in a bar. That's the sort of thing that drives fanboys crazy. Oh, well!

Webcomics I read mornings: Peanuts, General Protection Fault, User Friendly, Sinfest, Kevin & Kell, Real Life
Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Wapsi Square, Dandy and Company
Webcomics I read evenings: Something Positive, El Goonish Shive, Irregular Comic, Count Your Sheep, Sluggy Freelance, PvP
Webcomics I read Monday-Wednesday-Fridays: Megatokyo, Skirting Danger, Queen of Wands, Loserz, Penny Arcade
Webcomics I read Tuesday-Thursdays: Digger, Striptease, As If!
Webcomics I read Mondays: The Whovian Observer, Her: Girl vs Pig, AppleGeeks, Framed!!!, Boxjam's Doodle
See also The Belfry Comics Index, Comixpedia and Websnark.

Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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