Thanks for reading.
My version of Lancelot's first visit to Carbonek is based largely on T.H.
White's in The Once and Future King. I don't have a copy handy,
though, and haven't reviewed my other sources in depth. When I wrote Morgan's
visit a few weeks ago I didn't consult the Morte first, and remembered
only that Elaine was in the pot because Morgan put her there; and not that
the Queen of Northgalis was also complicit, or that their motivation was the
classic evil witches' jealousy of the fairest in the land, or that it
happened five years before Lancelot came along. I encountered that last
factoid soon enough to think of putting that week's cartoons on blue,
flashback pages; but procrastinated on the decision till I'd already updated
the first one on green. The rest of what I invented to fill the holes in what
I remembered, I like better because it suits my Morgan better.
In the sources it's Pelles' butler rather than Pelles who gets Lancelot drunk, which I did remember, and decided to change. For reasons that may be clearer when you've read next Monday's newspost, or not, I thought it would be more effective character writing if Pelles did it himself. Or maybe I just didn't want to have to invent a new face. That'd be like me.
This gag is five panels, though I don't ordinarily do that on a weekday, because it was originally scripted to come right before next Monday's, which has to come May 7, for reasons that will be clear once you've seen it and if you remember or review this newspost. Actually, when today's was planned for Sunday, it was six panels, allowing Pelles to interject as so:
LANCELOT: 'At's as may be, but I aspire to perform a mircale once before I die.
But then I realized I'd committed to sending Arthur and Guenevere to Derby weekend, which is the first weekend in May, so I had to bump what've become this week's cartoons backwards three days, and what had been scripted with a Sunday's panel count became a Thursday cartoon.
Oh, and yes, I've just told you that I'm suspending this storyline for three days to run another before you find out what happens in the last segment of this one.
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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.