Arthur: King of Britain

Arthur: King of Britain

by Michael Fraley


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Arthur: King of Britain by Michael Fraley

From Michael Fraley comes this history of the famous character known as King Arthur. This fully illustrated graphic novel is based on the original adventure of Arthur as written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century. Geoffrey's work is considered one of the most important books of the medieval period and served as the basis from which all future Arthurian tales have been created. This was the original work before later authors and Hollywood added their own embellishments. In Geoffrey's work, there was no Camelot, no round table, no Holy Grail, and no Knights of Chivalry. But there is Arthur and this is his tale. It is believed that the character of Arthur was based on a real person that Geoffrey discovered in his research. But that the mentor and magician, Merlin, was a creation of Geoffrey that was added to serve as a narration device for unveiling the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942351078
Publisher: Caliber Comics
Publication date: 01/26/2015
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Michael Fraley began drawing professionally as a newspaper sketch artist for the sports section of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel in the late 1980's. That led into book illustration for Alpha Books of Carmel, Indiana, more book illustrations for an independent publisher, and his major comic book series, "Arthur: King of Britain," which was published by Caliber Press's Tome imprint in the early 1990's. Michael became a graphic designer and authored a newspaper tech column. Currently, Michael is focusing on marketing his fine art and illustration, and is working on projects associated with "Seekers of Tomorrow," which features characters making new lives for themselves on dying Mars in the distant future. Michael earned his BFA in Fine Arts from Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, and is a member of the Chicago Society of Artists, and also associated with the Northern Indiana Pastel Society.

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