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 ComicsKingdom.com. 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.

Comic Book College is Moving

When a scene in Sally Forth calls for a specific locale (grocery store, movie theater, etcetera) I’ll often use spots around my hometown of Minneapolis for reference. For Hil and Faye’s local comic book shop I picked Comic Book College. … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Spider-Man!

I just found out that my niece Heather thought that Spider-Man’s webbing is organic (like in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films) as opposed to a device that Peter Parker created. For her to make this mistake is bad Uncle-ing on … Continue reading

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Working From Home

My daughter Anna to a friend’s mother: “My Dad can’t come out east when we go because he has to get work done first.” Friend’s mother: “But why, doesn’t he work out of the home?” Quick aside; I moved in … Continue reading

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Sally Forth – Wonder Woman

With the San Diego Comic Con coming up this weekend, Sally is deciding between the 1970s or 2017 version of her favorite character.

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Working Professionally as a Cartoonist

A few things that I’ve learned over the years that have crystalized through teaching… • Devote your time to sharpening your art skills AND your business skills – trends, networking, contracts, etcetera all. • Don’t pigeonhole yourself to one small … Continue reading

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The Comic Book Inside and Out – MCAD Continuing Education

Posting some art from a cartooning class I taught this summer for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Continuing Education program. Hope you enjoy! The Comic Book Inside and Out Ages 15-18 – Summer 2017 – Comic Book Pages … Continue reading

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Comic Creation I – MCAD Continuing Education

Posting some art from a cartooning class I taught this summer for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Continuing Education program. Hope you enjoy! Comic Book Creation I Young Teens Class Ages 12-15 Summer 2017 – Introduction to Penciling … Continue reading

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