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Recording the creative process
The Lancelot-Grail Reader has previously been noted in this space as 1) an abridgement of the English translation of the French Vulgate romance cycle that was one of Malory's sources 2) my source for those Vulgate episodes Malory didn't use, such as the False Guenevere episodes. In the Reader I found it ambiguous whether Arthur is genuinely taken in by the False Guenevere, because the scene when he rules in her favor is one briefly summarized instead of reproduced in full. But no one else seems to be fooled - in fact the Pope interdicts the entire high kingdom until the matter's put right and Guenevere is restored to her throne.
In AKOTAS's space and fairy tale arcs, obviously, Arthur is allowing himself to be taken in for his own reasons. Yet I couldn't bring myself to have him betray Guenevere in the contemporary arc as he's doing in the other two major arcs; and when I articulated to myself the reason for that, I thought I'd better write it in. Cuz if I didn't readers'd only write in and ask.
As an army man, contemporary Kay probably shouldn't have a mustache any more than he has the same hair length as in the other arcs, but without it he'd be totally unrecognizeable so he gets to keep it.
In other news, I have a DeviantArt account. I didn't sign up to place any art there, and if you go there now all you'll find is a Doctor Who gag linked in the favorites section that I don't even remember favoriting; I think I favorited it by accident. I signed up to be able to see other webcartoonists' pieces that are behind content advisory blocks.
But it occurs to me that that's probably the best place to send AKOTAS readers as a temporary home for updates if there's ever trouble with this site. Remember, the place to look for information on update troubles (since by definition you can't rely on finding such information here) are my Twitter or my LiveJournal (which mirrors my Twitter). If and when it ever happens, I'll probably imbed the DeviantArt-uploaded cartoon(s) at LiveJournal, so you'd probably want to go directly there or DeviantArt.
And if I ever start actually putting art up at DeviantArt I'll announce it here. I didn't expect to actually blog at LiveJournal, so you never know.
|Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic||Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Spacetrawler, Girl Genius, Ctrl+Alt+Del||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: El Goonish Shive, AppleGeeks, Blue Milk Special, Striptease, Punch an' Pie, The Gutters, Digger|
|Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, LuAnn, Pearls Before Swine, American Elf, Devil's Panties, Narbonic, Schlock Mercenary|
|Webcomics I read weekday evenings: Questionable Content, Count Your Sheep, Dinosaur Comics, Scenes from a Multiverse, Medium Large, Girls With Slingshots, Shortpacked, Wapsi Square, Help Desk, LitBrick, Real Life, PvP||Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: xkcd, Two Lumps, Dandy & Company, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Bruno, Sheldon, Little Dee, Penny Arcade||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Starslip Crisis, Darths & Droids, Megatokyo, Bruno, Sheldon, Little Dee, MythAdventures|
|Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Station V3, Sinfest, Skin Horse, Peanuts|
|Webcomics I read Sundays: Three Panel Soul, Zortic, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella||Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, My Name is Might Have Been, No Room for Magic, Li'l Mell, Breakfast of the Gods, Something Happens, Butternut Squash, Sketchies, 13 Seconds, Anywhere But Here, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, Kismetropolis, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, I Draw Comics, Reasoned Cognition, Perry Bible Fellowship, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons||See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, The Living Comic, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Brian Roney's Webcomic Reviews, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Mr. Myth, Comixtalk 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.
Early British Kingdoms - Arthurian Bios.
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.