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Inktober 2017: Week 2

“Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.”
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Just did a couple this week. Hope to do better next week…
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October 9, 2017

Black Cat for Halloween (courtesy of King Features Editor Ealish Waddell). Pro White on whisker touch ups and the like. Listened to some Krzysztof Penderecki while inking (on Katherine Blodgett’s recommendation).


October 10, 2017

Mike Ploog inspired Man-Thing. Strathmore sketch paper. Inked with a Isabey Red Sable Round Brush, size 2. Touch ups with white opaque watercolor.


October 15, 2017

This one wasn’t drawn on October 15th, instead it’s a panel from the Sally Forth 10/15 Sunday page. For the full Sunday page, check out

I mentioned in a previous post that I’d like to “refrain from posting any sequential art from Sally Forth for Inktober.” Well, I threw that rule under the bus pretty quick.

I find a crow quill nib is best for small details like this. And for secondary characters it’s always whatever randomly pops into my head. Like the guy right in front of Ted is loosely based on actor Anthony Anderson.

I must have just watched Black-ish.

All for this week’s inktober – hope you stay tuned for more!

-Jim Keefe

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.