Over on Comic Book Resources is a great, and lengthy interview with Gary Gianni who began to take over on the art work on Prince Valiant in 2000 while John Cullen Murphy transitioned out. Gary also talks about a Prince Valiant art book that is due out next year which will include reproductions of preliminaries, pencils, photographic references and development of the strip.
I was contacted one day by Kennedy and he asked me if I’d be interested in being an assistant or part-time help for Mr. Murphy. I was completely taken by surprise by this. It was the furthest thing from my mind. I certainly never went after this job. At the time I wasn’t even sure I wanted to do it because I was involved in so many other things, but the idea and the opportunity of working with somebody from the Golden Age of Illustration seemed to be a great opportunity.