Thanks for reading.
Back when I was drawing AKOTAS with the computer mouse regularly, I made the observation that one advantage to it was composing directly in the final presentation space. There've been several pen/cil-drawn AKOTAS with sloppy panel compositions because I have a tendency to draw just a little bigger than'll fit. That can be dealt with even in MSPaint, but it takes some forethought. One lunchtime when I'd discovered I'd drawn too large, it occurred to me I could walk down to the receptionist's copy machine and reduce the original so that it'd scan into MSPaint the size I wanted. (Could prolly do it at home, too, on the three-in-one that does my scanning, but when I'm at home most of my work is on Sunday cartoons where size matters not.) Then earlier this week - oh, I think it was when Morgause dosed Arthur - there was a day when I didn't even try scanning the original before I took it to the copy machine to be reduced.
Today looked like another day like that ... but when I scanned the reduction it seemed to be too small. So I tried scanning the original after all. I ended up using the original size for panels one and two, and the reduction for panels three and four.
Say, does today's gag communicate even if you don't already know that
years from now Morgause dies at the hands of her sons in Lamorak's bed?
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.