Francesco Marciuliano Sally Forth

Ask A Cartoonist: Your Best Strip Ever

Recently King Features asked their cartoonists to talk about the best strip they’ve ever written or drawn, and how they were inspired to create it.

Mine was a recently rejected concept idea.

Deciding the particular look of a character in a comic strip is always a challenge. Just a couple months ago Francesco started writing strips showing how the preteen Hil, Faye and Nona would be like in their twenties.

The first strip (in color) is what the characters ended up looking like in the strip. The second version (black and white) is my first interpretation which ended up on the cutting room floor.


For examples from other cartoonists, be sure to check out the Comics Kingdom blog.
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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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