Artist Spotlight

Jim Keefe

A graduate of the dang Kubert School, Jim started his career as the head colorist in the King Features Syndicate comic art department, coloring such world-renowned strips as Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Hagar the Horrible.

From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of Flash Gordon for King Features Syndicate.

Teaching and speaking engagements include the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs in Long Island, New York, the University of Minnesota – and most recently as an Adjunct Teacher at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Keefe currently is the artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, written by Francesco Marciuliano. Sally Forth is syndicated worldwide by King Features and appears in nearly 700 newspapers.

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Whaam! Blam!

a Lichtenstein documentary I was interviewed for is now out.
Roy Lichtenstein and the Art of Appropriation

I highly recommend it for the interviews with legendary cartoonists Hy Eisman (one of my teachers at the Kubert School) and Russ Heath (the last Heath interview before he died) – both of them having had their art swiped by Lichtenstein.

You can now watch WHAAM! BLAM! on multiple platforms, including Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube, Vudu, Vimeo, and more.

If interested, here’s the link…

Roy Lichtenstein and the Art of Appropriation

Sally Forth

Happy Holidays!

And here’s a quick video of me inking the Sally Forth holiday drawing.

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz 100th Birthday

Comic strip creators across the country are paying tribute to Charles Schulz on November 26th on what would have been his 100th birthday. Here is Francesco and my contribution.

And here is a Flash Gordon drawing I did from 2000 for a tribute book to Charles Schulz.

To see all the comic strips go to
Charles Schulz 100th Birthday Tribute


Newspaper Comics Roundtable

Had a fantastic time at the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Newspaper Comics Roundtable October 8th. It featured Peter Gallagher, Steenz, myself and Barbara Brandon-Croft. Hosted by Shena Wolf.

Peter Gallagher, Steenz, Jim Keefe and Barbara Brandon-Croft
Peter Gallagher, Steenz, Jim Keefe and Barbara Brandon-Croft
Shena Wolf, Peter Gallagher, Steenz, Jim Keefe and Barbara Brandon-Croft
Video of the panel from the CXC Festival YouTube channel.

For more info, check out this great write up in the Comics Beat.

King Features Sally Forth

Sally Forth

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