Flash Gordon Mark McMurray

Flash Gordon by Mark McMurray – 11/17/02

Today’s Flash Gordon strip (3/8/2015) originally ran on November 17, 2002.
The art assist is by Mark McMurray.

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Shown below is my script followed by Mark’s pencils then my inks.
Side note: Mark was always gracious enough to give me free reign if I wanted to alter anything in regards to inking.

Flash Gordon 11/17: script

Panel 1

    Flash hurls rocks and debris (anything he can claw up from the ground) at monster.

    Text Box: Flash frantically tries to draw the creature’s attention away from Dale!
    Flash: OVER HERE..!

Panel 2

    Creature charges Flash. Vultan (chained) makes for the sky.

    Vultan: You’ve done your bit, m’boy…NOW IT’S MY TURN!

Panel 3

    As creature reaches trio, Vultan ensnares its neck with his length of chain.

Panel 4

    The creature bucks wildly.
    Flash and Thun (yanked by chains) are thrown like rag dolls.
    Clasp that secures Flash, Vultan and Thun’s chains to the ground is uprooted.

    Text Box (lower right hand corner): To be continued!




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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.

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