The Artist

Gary Gianni
Recently named illustrator
of the popular comic strip,
Prince Valiant

Other works include:
The Shadow, Tales of Solomon
Kane and Bran Mak Morn:
The Last Kin
; as well as a special adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Article on "King Arthur in The Comics" appears in
Volume II, Number 1, "The Many Faces of Arthur"


By Gary Gianni

In August 1985, Chicago Tribune reporter, Cliff Terry, wrote a feature story on Avalon to Camelot which was illustrated by an image of Arthur and Merlin crossing Lake Michigan , with the Chicago skyline in the background and Excalibur rising from the lake. The artist was Gary Gianni, who generously adapted the image (sans the skyline) for us as a poster.

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“Avalon to Camelot” poster

By Gary Gianni, current
illustrator of “Prince Valiant”

Printed with indigo-colored ink on ivory, textured stock.

Measures 18 "x 24 "

Price: $25.00 (+$12.00 S&H)

Flash forward almost 20 years to March 21, 2004, when Gianni began illustrating the long-revered comic strip, Prince Valiant. A comic in which the young prince first comes to Camelot as the squire of Sir Gawain, before becoming a Knight of the Round Table, himself.

In between time, Gary drew – and sometimes wrote – several popular comics and graphic novels, collaborated with such major writers as Harlan Ellison, teamed up with Michael Kaluta to work on The Shadow, and illustrated Robert E. Howard’s Tales of Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Morn: The Last King. As well as Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Nice that he’s come full circle back to the stories that got so many of us hooked on the Knights of the Round Table as kids, only to enjoy it as a lifelong passion.

Gary Gianni’s 18 x 24 “Avalon to Camelot” poster is printed with indigo-colored ink on ivory, textured stock (unsigned). Price: $25.00