UK independent graphic novel publisher MARKOSIA today announces details of PENDRAGON: THE QUEST FOR KING ARTHUR, a brand new graphic novel that offers a comic, outrageous and utterly iconoclastic take on the Arthurian legends.
The book is released by Markosia on Monday, 19 June and receives its official launch on Saturday, 24 June, at the Birmingham Comic Art Show. It is 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.
It will be available on Amazon globally, and most other online retailers such as BOL and Chapters. The book will also be available digitally on ComiXology and most other digital platforms such as iBooks, Kindle, and DriveThru.
Here’s the solicitation copy…
Failed pop singer Art Bright is an 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 is Lady Guinevere.
But if Derek is mad, why have he and Art attracted the attention of the real Morgana Le Fay and her new best friend, a dragon named Crueltooth? And, while all this is going on, what is Mordred up to, and why does the Lady In The Lake seem to harbour a grudge against Art? All will be revealed in Pendragon: The Quest For King Arthur, a mad, bad and breathless updating of the Arthurian legends that is sure to delight and infuriate in equal measure.
Writer Andy Winter commented: “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.
“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.”