Just finished Marion Zimmer Bradleys Mists of Avalon and I loved it, so I had to draw Morgaine.
This comic is worth it, even just for the Kay&Arthur banter
Lady of the Lake.
Why you like or don’t like the character
I absolutely adore Arthur! He is the once and Future King - the example par excellence of a good king who unites his people and builds a stable, peaceful kingdom. He is human too and makes mistakes, but his vision is greater than the man. You want to live in his kingdom, and if you are ever to appear in a court of law, you want this man to judge you, because you know he will be fair. That is my Arthur.
Your favourite characterization in novels
Hmmm… I have several in fact, and they are all different!
There is Rosemary Sutcliff’s Artos in Sword at Sunset. He is a brilliant military man, but very vulnerable emotionally on account of a trauma incurred in his youth. I can’t put into words just how much I love this character. Really.
I think it’s impossible not to love Arthur in T. H. White’s Once and Future King. He is such a kind, idealistic and intelligent person, who gets underestimated by many because he is so guileless and doesn’t have a particularly complex personality. I cried for him at the end of the novel, and I don’t cry so easily.
Gillian Bradshaw’s Arthur in her Hawk of May series is also a particular favourite. He isn’t a main character, so you always see him trhough other people’s eyes, but he is a king who inspires great love and loyalty.
Your favourite characterization in movies/tv shows
Ha! Easily my favourite Arthur is Alexandre Astier’s portrayal in Kaamelott. He is the most perfectly rounded, human, complex and loveable Arthur I have ever seen on screen. He does his best to be kind and fair, and he is greatly concerned about the poor and the weak, people who cannot fend for themselves. He has thoroughly modern ideas that he is at great pains to convey to the people in power. But he is essentially quite lonely and easily slides into depression. He is far from perfect as a person, but he is a good and fair king. Astier makes you feel for the character, even when he does something stupid. His Arthur is also honest and great enough to admit his own mistakes. Oh, I love him <3.
Your favourite art/illustration about the character
Maybe something like this, where he jumps from the page of a book into the real world :D… For me it symbolises the power of the figure of Arthur. He keeps coming back, his legend is so strong…Readers through the ages keep caring about him and his ideals.
The actor/actress you wish he/she could play the character
I honestly have no idea. I’m not really into the flm casting business :p, and I have yet to see a real person who looks like the Arthur in my head.
One headcanon about the character
The Arthur in my head has boundless energy, a forceful and exuberant personality, and he is bisexual. He is just someone who wants everything.
13. madoc. Madawg, the joy of the wall,
Madawg, before he was in the grave,
Was a fortress of abundance
Of games, and society.
The son of Uthyr before he was slain,
From his hand he pledged thee.
(The Death Song of Madwag)
Jude Law as Madoc
as Guinevere in King Arthur
"I don’t want to be brave. I just want to be myself. I don’t want to be alone anymore."
A sort of western arthurian comic I really didn’t like. I found it confusing, many characters had the same faces and the story was just at the beginning. Nothing really happened.
kay was cute, tho.