Author Archives: Jim Keefe

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

John Romita – The Crying Game

John Romita’s artwork is pretty much a staple of romance comics from the 1950s on, and for good reason. Here’s a quick sampling… When Romita took over drawing Spider-Man from Steve Ditko, it was inevitable his strength for the Sturm und Drang of romance … Continue reading

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Hy Eisman’s 90th!

It’s Hy Eisman’s 90th Birthday! (Born March 27, 1927) I had Hy as a teacher for my first year of the Joe Kubert School (circa 1986-87). Hy taught lettering; which in those days meant Ames guide, a B6 lettering nib and india … Continue reading

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Bernie Wrightson RIP (1948-2017)

Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017) In tribute, here’s Wrightson’s segment from the 1987 documentary, The Masters of Comic Book Art. Thought this tweet from Neil Gaiman was especially poignant… RIP Bernie Wrightson: There were giants in those days. 1991, when all the … Continue reading

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Panels & Pizza Ep. 120 – Jim Keefe

Check out the Jim Keefe interview that’s generating all the controversy at Fancy Pants Gangsters can also be found on iTunes. And a special thanks to Adam Vermillion and Giordano’s Pizza in Edina for a fun evening of talking … Continue reading

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Sally Forth – An Easter Tradition

For those keeping track: The writing credit switch from Greg Howard to Francesco Marciuliano can be found on the top of the strip in the credit line. For art credit: The strips start off with Craig Macintosh handling the drawing … Continue reading

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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 12-15 Dates: … Continue reading

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Sally Forth Drop Panels – July to December 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 … Continue reading

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