MSP ComiCon 2016

 

SallyForthCon

Hope to see you there!

More info at www.mcbacomicons.com

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Prince 1958-2016

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Prince by Brian Bolland – 1991

Aerial shot of Paisley Park.

Aerial shot of Paisley Park.

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Cartooning Classes Taught by Jim Keefe

I’ll be teaching Cartooning and Comics classes this summer for kids and teens at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Here’s the info (with links for full details).

Comic Book Creation I
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 11-14
Dates: June 13, 2016 – July 6, 2016
(There will be no class on July 4.)
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register soon – only 8 spots remain!


The Comic Book Inside and Out

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18
Dates: June 13, 2016 – July 6, 2016
(There will be no class on July 4.)
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Instructor Jim Keefe

A graduate of the Kubert School, Jim Keefe started his career as the head colorist in the King Features Syndicate comic art department, coloring such world-renowned strips as Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Hagar the Horrible.

From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of Flash Gordon for King Features Syndicate – currently available online at FlashGordon.com.

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Teaching and speaking engagements include the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Malloy College and Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs in Long Island, New York, the University of Minnesota – and most recently as an Adjunct Teacher at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Keefe currently is the artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, written by Francesco Marciuliano. Sally Forth is syndicated worldwide by King Features and appears in nearly 700 newspapers.

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And for those interested, there’s also a follow-up class to Comic Book Creation I.

Comic Book Creation II
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 11-14
Dates: Jul. 11 – Aug. 3
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This class is taught by critically acclaimed cartoonist and Xeric grant recipient Caitlin Skaalrud. Caitlin also runs the local comics micropress, Talk Weird Press.

Illustration from Caitlin Skaalrud's Houses of the Holy.

Illustration from Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses of the Holy.

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National Poetry Month Selection – Robert E. Howard

For the past couple of years the King Features blog Ask a Cartoonist had us pick a favorite poem. Last year I picked a classic, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman.

This year I’m going to my favorite pulp writer, Robert E. Howard.
For anyone unfamiliar with Robert E. Howard, his most popular creation was Conan the barbarian – a classic pulp fiction character if ever there was one.

Conan by Frank Frazetta

Conan by Frank Frazetta


This poem I chose is Solomon Kane’s Homecoming.
The recording which follows came with the hardcover collection
“The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane” (1998).

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It was illustrated by Gary Gianni, who drew King Features’ own Prince Valiant for a number of years – and beautifully so. Here’s a link: Gary Gianni – Prince Valiant.


And now, without further ado, Solomon Kane’s Homecoming – Read by Paul Blake.

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On the Drawing Board…

Inks for upcoming Sally Forth strips sporting Sally’s new look (for when she’s out on the town)…

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Sally Forth Drop Panels – January to March 2016

Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline.

For example, Here’s the Sunday strip for January 3, 2016 with the drop panel…

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Then without…

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And now without further ado, here’s the drop panels for
January 3, 2016 through March 27, 2016.

January 3, 2016

January 3, 2016

January 10, 2016

January 10, 2016

January 17, 2016

January 17, 2016

January 24, 2016

January 24, 2016

January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

February 7, 2016

February 7, 2016

February 14, 2016

February 14, 2016

February 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

February 28, 2016

February 28, 2016

March 6, 2016

March 6, 2016

March 13, 2016

March 13, 2016

March 20, 2016

March 20, 2016

March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016

For more from previous posts, go to Sally Forth drop panels.

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Unabashed plug time!

If Sally Forth isn’t in your local paper you can check it out online at…

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A yearlong subscription to all of King Features’ comics (new and vintage) plus two years worth of archives for every single strip is a pittance at $19.99 a year. Unsure? Try a 7 day trial subscription for free.

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Sally Forth – An Easter Tradition

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For those keeping track, I started assisting Craig Macintosh inking and coloring the Sunday pages back in 2011 . The Easter bunny strip for March 31, 2013 was where I started my tenure and was in charge of the whole package – pencils, inks and coloring.

– Click on images to see larger –

2004

2004.04.11


2005

2005.03.27


2006

2006.04.09

2006.04.16


2007

2007.04.01

2007.04.08


2008

2008.03.23


2009

2009.04.12


2010

2010.03.28

2010.04.04


2011

2011.04.24


2012

2012.04.08


2013

2013.03.24

2013.03.31


2014

2014.04.13

2014.04.20


2015

2015.03.29

2015.04.05


2016

2016.03.20

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If Sally Forth isn’t in your local paper you can check it out online at…

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A yearlong subscription to all of King Features’ comics (new and vintage) plus two years worth of archives for every single strip is a pittance at $19.99 a year. Unsure? Try a 7 day trial subscription for free.

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