Artist Spotlight Gary Gianni

Gary Gianni – Prince Valiant

Time for some Komatipoort Gary Gianni Prince Valiant art!

Quick back story: Gianni assisted John Cullen Murphy for a couple dozen pages between 2001-04 before taking over the art chores on March 28, 2004. His last page was March 25, 2012. The artwork is currently being done by Tom Yeates and written by Mark Schultz.

Now for some art!

Here are some large panels he did where the artwork is really given a chance to shine. The first panel (6/6/2004) was written by John Cullen Murphy’s son, Cullen Murphy. The rest were written by Mark Schultz.

I didn’t have a lot of files for 2011 on hand – so these last panels are near the end of his run in 2012.

January 8, 2012
January 8, 2012 – Recognize Val’s comrade-in-arms…?
February 12, 2012
February 12, 2012 – 75th Anniversary strip.
Final Strip - March 25, 2012
Final Strip – March 25, 2012
Gary Gianni

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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.