It’s 1978 Again, True Believers!

Thanks to cartoonist Mike Lynch for pointing out my 1978 Spider-Man Calendar can be used this year as well – The twelve year old in me is very happy!

To check out the whole calendar, go to Mark Anderson’s site Andertoons.com

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Happy New Year 2017!

John Romita drawing from the Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975.
(With a quick type change for 2017.)

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Sally Forth DVD Extra – New Years Eve Edition

Sometimes the comic art has to be altered, even though the reference is accurate, so it doesn’t comes off as unintended product placement. Here’s a New Years Eve example.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Flashback – 1996 Jim Keefe Interview

Here’s an interview I did when I first started doing Flash Gordon way back in 1996.

The pic is from a few years into my tenure,
and trying out the “artist goatee” look on for size.


Interview by Jerry Craft




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Happy Holidays!

And wishing you all the best in 2017!

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Building Your Own Little Free Library (Unhelpful Edition)

A quick tutorial from Handyman Jim on how to
put together your very own Little Free Library!

I’m purposely skipping over cutting the post and angle braces, as at no point during that whole process did I have a clue to what I was doing.

Two quick bits of advice though…
1: Having a table saw I could borrow from a family member sure was damn helpful regarding building the base.

These are exterior lag screws. Who knew?!

Correct lag screws? Who knows!

2: I bought the wrong lag screws. Make sure to buy the right ones (not that I have a clue which ones that would be). And use power tools to secure them if you have weak little arms that aren’t accustomed to lifting more than a pencil and/or wacom stylus.

STEP #1
Placing the Post in the Ground

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Make sure when finding a spot for your Little Free Library that you place it on an incline or small hill, that way you’ll have to dig even farther to make sure the hole’s deep enough.

Also make sure to place it near a large tree so there’s plenty of roots to cut and dig through.


STEP #2
Making More Work for Yourself

Make the decision to personalize your Little Free Library by adding a drawing to be mounted on top that you can’t find time to get to for months.


STEP #3
Check the Weather for a Polar Vortex

Wait until the RealFeel is 25 below and THEN install the Spider-Man drawing on top. That way the wood will be as hard as concrete.

And yes, the two pics indicate a three month lag between library installation and Spider-Man drawing (once again – finding time).


And there you have it – IT’S JUST THAT SIMPLE!
For more helpful hints, find someone who actually knows what they’re doing.

I know I will…

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On the Drawing Board

Working on pencils for an upcoming Sally Forth Sunday page.

pencils

Figures are blocked in. Will take one more pass to tighten things up then on to inks.


Inks finished.

inked

After this I scan – touch up – lay in the lettering and the drop panel – then last but not least, do up a color guide.

-Jim Keefe

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