Craig MacIntosh Sally Forth

Craig MacIntosh – Mentor

Writer Craig MacIntosh at a book signing.

Sally Forth 40th Anniversary Flashback:

Back in 2010 I began working as an assistant to Craig MacIntosh. It started with inking a few dailies which lead to a job inking and coloring the Sally Forth Sunday pages. When Craig decided to retire at the end of 2012 I worked up some samples (under Craig’s watchful eye) which were then submitted to King Features Syndicate. After navigating the proper channels the word was given from on high at King and I was given the green light.

I can’t say enough about how great it was working with Craig. He’s the consummate professional who makes the incredibly stellar work he does look easy – a great friend and mentor.

Sally Forth spot art by Craig MacIntosh
Photo by Claire Ramsay

Craig Macintosh as the featured artist in the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s Fall 2021 Gallery Show at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount, Minnesota.

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check out Craig MacIntosh’s books at
Highly recommended!

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.

2 replies on “Craig MacIntosh – Mentor”

Pete Salisburysays:

Even though I’ve read a newspaper every day for 30+ years it wasn’t until I was in lock down back in March 2020 that I started reading Sally Forth. Can’t say I understand a lot of what is happening all the time but I enjoy it enough to come back every day. When I started seeing references to a 40th anniversary I told myself I needed to read up on the strip and discover some of its history. Can anyone suggest a daily strip reprint book I should pick up to get a good feel of the Forth family?

There hasn’t been a book collection since 1994’s “I Gave At The Office” by Greg Howard, but if you subscribe to Comics Kingdom they have an online archive that goes back over twenty years. FYI: That includes all their strips, not just Sally Forth. For more info go to

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