Thanks for reading.
I put the rebel kings in Pendragon dress whites for the swearing of fealty as ceremonial symbolism of their vassalage, a message from Arthur the rightwise born High King and from the House of Pendragon to these kings, their subjects, and all the people of Britain. And because I didn't want to have to invent livery and color palettes for half a dozen never-before-seen characters at once who are mostly never-seen-again too. I hate crowd scenes. I think I wore myself out - I took a couple of shots each at the Uriens figures of the final two panels and didn't think they got any better. I drew yesterday's panels in reverse order; shoulda thoughtta that today.
My impression from the forums is that AKOTAS's audience reads it for
interest in itself rather than for existing Arthurian interest brought along;
but if there's anyone wondering which of the Eleven Kings and (here in the
space arc where these things are more fluid) Queens is which, they're lined
up in the first panel essentially in alphabetical order (except Lot who's
dead now): Angwyshaunce of Ireland, Brandegoris of Stangor, the King of a
Hundred Knights (alphabetized under the Roman numeral C which is also his
crest), Carados, Clarivaunce of Northumberland, Cradilment, Mark of Cornwall
(called "Idres" in this passage of Le Morte d'Arthur, I care not why),
Nentres of Garlot, Uriens of Gore, and the unnamed "young" King of Scotland.
Nentres, Mark, and Uriens are the ones who've appeared in AKOTAS
previously; of those appearing for the first time today, I believe only
Carados is likely to appear again because he figures in Lancelot's stories.
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.