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Comics Revue – February 2013

Update: Comics Revue for February 2013 is out – just got my copy in the mail.

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And here’s the steps I did that went into the cover illustration.
Originally posted 10/15/2012.


For comparison, here’s the reference I received from editor Rick Norwood.

By Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

In addition to Várzea Alegre the Phantom by Falk and Wilson, Comics Review also features… Secret Agent Corrigan by Goodwin and Williamson
Alley Oop by V.T. Hamlin
Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy (in color)
Tarzan by Russ Manning (in color)
Latigo by Stan Lynde
Mandrake the Magician by Falk and Davis
Gasoline Alley by Dick Mores
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff
Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (in color)
Modesty Blaise by Peter O’Donnell and Romero

And much, much more…
(Unabashed plug.)

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By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

10 replies on “Comics Revue – February 2013”

I agree w/ Zara. What type of tools did you use to ink this masterpiece? What brand of ink? Or did you do it in PhotoShop, Magna Studio 4 (or 5), Corel Pinter, etc? I’m nosey like that.

Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!

Emile Schwarzsays:

I draw like a 24 months baby, so any artwork that is better is good for me.

That said, I really love this cover (the colors, but also the feeling this image can be an extract of the story… but it is not ! *)

I also have to thank internet, else I would never see this gem.


* Not because of the drawing seems to be done by Wilson McCoy (I do not see that), but because it have the ‘athmosphere’… the look and feel of the two shared daily strips…

I was very curious about this one. I want the covers for the Phantom stories prepared for publishing in CR to be good. To draw as McCoy is not easy, and I was not sure it would be any good.

To make it short, this is really a cover to be proud of, and one I will call a good cover for just that story.

Thank you Jim


Masterpieces every day………wonderful !! Comics Revue is now like a oasis in the desert and Jim Keefe is Lawrence of Arabia himself. 🙂

You’re the first to post an emoticon! 😀
Though, what if everyone starts using them? 😯
I guess I’ll just have to deal with it… 🙄

Wow…. 😉
Achievement …
More Phantom required on this page !

Dennis Wilcuttsays:

Very good cover.


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