Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Embleton At The Court of King Arthur
But what the hell, here following on from John Wigman's excellent post on Steve Holland's Bear Alley is the complete sequence of artworks for a Playhour adaptation of King Arthur he produced prior to Wulf the Briton. I was under the impression that the adaptation only spanned three weeks, I was wrong it was in fact five weeks and shows a much more stylized treatment than he would eventually employ on Wulf.
Ron Embleton did say of Wulf that it could have been a lot more stylized than it eventually became, and aside from a lightness of content aimed at a much more juvenile market than Wulf was catering for, in the pages of King Arthur you can get a hint of the much tighter and more decorative handling of figure work which was also apparent during the first few weeks of Wulf the Briton before the style that dominated his handling of the strip eventually evolved in all it's power and majesty.
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