Gary Gianni – The Prince Valiant Page

For those who haven’t already heard, Tom Yeates has replaced Gary Gianni on the Prince Valiant strip.

To commemorate Gianni’s run, I STRONGLY suggest Flesk Publications’ The Prince Valiant Page. I finally picked it up myself recently when I was at C2E2 this year. Gary Gianni had sold all the copies he had brought to Saturday’s show, so he promised to bring more on Sunday. I was so busy running around Sunday that I almost missed him – he had packed up when I finally got to his table. The picture below was taken just as he was about to leave (with my copy in hand).

Gary Gianni

Flesk Publications did a fantastic job on the reproductions in this book. Gianni chronicles the transition between John Cullen Murphy and himself with a generous amount of artwork and reference. There’s also foldout pages so you can see the Sunday pages at their best.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

-Jim Keefe.

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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