Category Archives: Business of Cartooning

Networking and the High Cost of Comic Conventions

It’s been my experience that networking is the key in getting work in the art field. I know it seems basic but it bears repeating that if an employer is not familiar with you and your work then they won’t … Continue reading

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Getting a Portfolio Review

I was recently asked the following question through Facebook Messenger: “I want someone to review my work so I can get feedback on what I’m doing right or wrong. I have no idea how to initiate that kind of conversation … Continue reading

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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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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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Cartooning Classes Taught by Jim Keefe 2018

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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