Artist Spotlight

Jim Keefe

A graduate of the 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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Business of Cartooning

Patreon Page

For those interested, I now have a Patreon Page.

My Patreon is a catch basin for all the things that I’ve learned in a career spanning some 30+ years. From working on Flash Gordon & Sally Forth to lettering Manga & coloring comic strips. It will include art from the vault along with previews of new projects I’m working on. The Patreons I subscribe to are ones from Cartoonists working in the trenches who give real world advice on how to survive in this industry. It’s the model I’ll be following as well.

Deep dives will include…

• Interviews and correspondence with colleagues in the business, past and present.
• Spotlights on Cartoonists.
• A myriad of tips and tools of the trade.
• And last but not least, the business of cartooning. contracts, conventions, commissions, and much more…

Membership is free with deeper dives available for paid subscribers.

Heads up that a 7-day free trial is available at the Basic Level to test the waters before committing.

All for now and hope you’ll check it out!


Sally Forth

Sally Forth Sunday Pages

Written by Francesco Marciuliano
Art, Lettering & Color Guides by Jim Keefe
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Sally Forth 10/15/2023
Sally Forth 10/8/2023
Sally Forth 7/23/2023
Sally Forth 3/26/2023
Sally Forth 3/5/2023
Sally Forth 12/18/2022
Sally Forth 11/27/2022
Sally Forth 7/3/2022
Sally Forth 5/1/2022
Sally Forth 4/17/2022
Sally Forth 4/3/2022
Sally Forth 3/27/2022
Sally Forth 1/9/2022
Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon by Jim Keefe

Flash Gordon Sunday pages
Written, drawn, hand lettered, and colored by Jim Keefe
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Flash Gordon 6/22/1997

Flash Gordon 3/1/1998

Flash Gordon 1/24/1999

Flash Gordon 8/29/1999

Flash Gordon 1/16/2000

Flash Gordon 7/30/2000

Flash Gordon 10/1/2000

Flash Gordon 6/24/2001

Flash Gordon 3/16/2003

Comic Strip Lecture

Posting a few pics from my lecture – done in conjunction with the big Peanuts exhibit the Minnesota History Center currently has running.

Want to thank Jacob Rorem from the MN History Center for putting this together, Tessa Keefe my Convention/Lecture and Media Assistant, and Deb Keefe – Business Manager extraordinaire!

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz – MN History Magazine

I was interviewed by Caroline Harris for a wonderful Charles Schulz spotlight she did for the Minnesota History magazine. For more info just click on the following link.

Minnesota History Magazine – Summer 2023

The article is in conjunction with the big Charles Schulz exhibit the Minnesota Historical Society currently has running.

The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz

July 22, 2023 – June 9, 2024

Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. 
St. Paul, MN 55102