Artist Spotlight Irwin Hasen

Cartoonist Irwin Hasen (1918-2015)

Just heard cartoonist Irwin Hasen passed away today (3/13/2015).

I was fortunate enough to have him as an instructor at the Joe Kubert School back in the 1980s. He was in his late seventies back then but his spirit and enthusiasm was like someone in his twenties.

Here’s a short video from the New York Times spotlighting Mr. Hasen from December of 2011.

Irwin Hasen (1918-2015) – Rest in Peace.

By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at 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, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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