During the end of last year and continuing through the beginning of this one, I have been working on a graphic novel which is now ready to launch. Alongside Writer Andy Winter, Letterer Rob Jones, Colourist Aljosa Tomic and Publisher Harry Markos; Pendragon is a contemporary tale of King Arthur, swords, magic and Dragons. I’ve had a blast working on it and it’s been killing me that I haven’t been able to discuss it or share any images until now. Over the coming weeks until its launch I’ll probably bombard you all with reminders and prods to get the word out there, if you can help in any way please take the time to do so, the people I’ve just mentioned are hugely talented and deserve wider recognition, I’ve had a blast making this book and can’t wait to hold a copy in my hand.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
MARKOSIA PROMISES KING ARTHUR AS YOU’VE NEVER
SEEN HIM BEFORE IN A BRAND NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL
UK indie publisher unleashes Pendragon: The Quest For King Arthur
[24 May, 2017] 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
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
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
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
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.”
For more information, contact Andy Winter: firstname.lastname@example.org or Harry