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  • Michael Torregrossa
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2004
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      1. llustrator of Prince Valiant dies at age 85
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      Message: 1
      Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 12:36:33 EDT
      From: MironMurcury@...
      Subject: llustrator of Prince Valiant dies at age 85

      Illustrator of 'Prince Valiant' comic strip dies at age 85

      Saturday July 03, 2004
      GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) John Cullen Murphy, the illustrator best known for the
      ``Prince Valiant'' cartoon strip for more than three decades, died Friday,
      his
      son said. He was 85.

      Murphy drew ``Prince Valiant'' until a few months before his death. He
      retired in March, turning over his strip over to his chosen successor,
      illustrator
      Gary Gianni of Chicago, the Greenwich Time reported Saturday.

      ``Prince Valiant'' continues to appear weekly in more than 300 newspapers
      nationwide, according to Rose McAllister of King Features Syndicate,
      distributor
      of the strip.

      For more than two decades, ``Prince Valiant'' involved family members.
      Murphy's son, Cullen, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, wrote scripts since
      1979, and
      his daughter, Mairead ``Meg'' Nash, has done the strip's lettering and
      coloring.

      Set in Medieval times and known for its detailed artistry, literary story
      lines and historical accuracy, ``Prince Valiant'' stood apart on comics
      pages.

      Murphy discovered an early interest in art. At age 9, Murphy attended art
      classes at the Art Institute of Chicago.

      He was later approached by a neighbor, the illustrator Norman Rockwell, who
      asked him to model for a ``Saturday Evening Post'' cover. Murphy decided
      then
      to become an illustrator, and Rockwell became a mentor, helping Murphy win a
      scholarship to the Phoenix Art Institute in New York.

      (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

      Sigh,

      Another brick returned to the hall.
      Valhalla.
      Moment of quiet, than new adventures.
      We should all be so lucky.

      MM


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