A graduate of the Kubert School, Jim Keefe 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 – currently available online at Comics Kingdom.
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.
King Features has just launched an all-new Flash Gordon anthology featuring 40 world-renowned artists each illustrating a unique Flash Gordon Sunday page of their own making. I just so happen to be the first one out of the gate.
Future artists includes Tana Ford (LaGuardia,Livewire,Black Panther), Liniers (Macanudo), June Brigman (Mary Worth, Supergirl, The Power Pack), Pia Guerra (Y: The Last Man and political cartoons), Sina Grace (Iceman,The Walking Dead,Ghosted in L.A.), Mx Struble (Getting it Together), Joanne Starer (Marvel Knights), Khary Randolph (Mosaic, Black, Excellence),Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead, Dracula,Motherf***er), Denis Kitchen (Masterful Marks,The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Massimo Gamberi (The Phantom) and many others.