Thanks for reading.
The genesis of today's gag was ... well, here's how I elaborated on this in the forum:
The choice of Morgan as analog for Trapper John may seem a bit odd, but recall that, in the space arc, their relationship is tops on Arthur's mind at the moment. Lancelot and Guenevere are work pals - they're Buddy and Sally, but Morgan's Laura. And in neither of the other two major arcs are Guenevere and Lancelot even present in his daily life (aside from as online pals in the contemporary arc). Though in the baseline arc Arthur hasn't met Morgan either, in the contemporary arc they do meet daily; and in the space arc she's the most important person in his life and vice versa, and that's whence this developed.
On an unrelated note: You'd think coloring strips dominated by a single color
(say, olive drab) would be less time-consuming than coloring strips with a
more varied palette, but I've found the opposite to be true. Or maybe I tend
to work in more detail when I'm after reproducing a previously existing
milieu than when I'm defining an environment from scratch.
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.