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Drop Panel – From Pencils to Inks

Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline.

May 24, 2015 Sally Forth with drop panel.
May 24, 2015 Sally Forth with drop panel.
May 24, 2015 Sally Forth without drop panel.
May 24, 2015 Sally Forth without drop panel.

And here’s the steps involved in creating the drop panel, from pencils to finished inks.

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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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