Artist Spotlight

Jim Keefe

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.


George Floyd

In Memory of George Floyd.

If you are looking to make a donation in order to help rebuild Lake Street and the businesses that were destroyed during the protests and riots here in Minneapolis go to

“In gratitude for your support, and in recognition of the injustice that led us here, Lake Street Council will make a significant gift to the family of George Floyd.”

– We Love Lake Street


Anna – Class of 2020

To see a recording of the 2020 Washburn graduation ceremony just go to this link.

Comics Revue Drawings

Comics Revue Covers


Pen and Ink Drawings


Janet Jackson

Sketchbook drawing on a Sunday night.
Janet – Miss Jackson if you’re nasty.

Winsor & Newton Series 7, Size 0 with the slightest bit of colored pencil just to make it pop.

Played a lot of music off her Rhythm Nation album while inking this.