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.

Graphic Novels

This post was originally an addendum to Jim Keefe’s lecture for the Graphic Novel Illustration class at the University of Minnesota. Class Instructors: Rowan and Bly Pope To preface these links & resources, here’s my favorite definition of what a Graphic Novel … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018 – Fort Snelling National Cemetery

For the first time in 35 years the Fort Snelling National Cemetery is placing a flag at every grave this weekend for Memorial Day (usually it’s only by request) – a total of more than 175,000 flags. I took a … Continue reading

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Appearing in a Comic Strip While Black

Something as innocuous as Hillary and Duncan going to a school dance together in the Sally Forth comic strip seems to be riling up certain readers. With comments like, “…having Hillary going with a black kid to the prom was … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2018

In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a couple cameos done by my Mom that have appeared in the funny papers… This next strip is from June 1, 1997, when I was writing and drawing Flash Gordon. My Mom passed away … Continue reading

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Making Comics – The Assembly Line

I’ve seen the top version posted here and there on social media (don’t know the artist). The bottom version is my variation using my experience working on syndicated comic strips (Flash Gordon/Sally Forth). For Sally Forth I’m the penciller, letterer, … Continue reading

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