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Porn Stars, Stalkers and Failed Musicians in Markosia’s Pendragon: The Quest for King Arthur

Set for release by UK Publisher Markosia on  Monday 19th June, with its official launch following on Saturday, 24 June at the Birmingham Comic Art Show, Pendragon: The Quest for King Arthur offers an outrageous and utterly iconoclastic look at the well-worn Arthurian legends we’re all familiar with. 

Written by Andy Winter, drawn by Jim Lavery (who also did the cover), coloured by Aljosa Tomic and lettered by Robin Jones, the full-colour graphic novel contains 104 pages and retails for £11.99/$16.99. 

The book tells the story of Failed pop singer Art Bright, a wholly unremarkable young man, except for one thing – he might just be the reincarnation of King Arthur. His stalker Derek Border certainly seems to think so. But then Derek has taken to calling himself ‘Merlin’ and has even assembled a new Knights of the Round Table and tracked down a former porn star who he reckons might be Lady Guinevere.

Speaking about the release, Winter said “Pendragon is a kick up the bum for all those po-faced and supposedly radical re-imaginings of classic stories. When it came to taking on the story of King Arthur, I wanted to do something that had action and adventure, but was also a lot of fun and irredeemably silly. It certainly has more in common with Monty Python and The Holy Grail than it does King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

He added, “I take all sorts of liberties and not everyone will like it; some may even call it sacrilege. If so, that’s something which makes me very happy indeed.”


ceejThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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