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Adieu to a Sally Forth Easter Tradition

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A quick word from Francesco Marcuiliano…

“As Jim Keefe and I prepare to enter “Phase Two” of the “Sally Forth Comic Strip Universe” this September (or “Phase 147,” depending on how many times you think I’ve altered/ruined the strip in my 22 years of writing it), we begin to say farewell to a few of the hallmark stories that made “Sally Forth”—in the words of one critical rave—”Available in print and online.” First up is “Sally Forth Eats the Ears off Her Own Child’s Chocolate Easter Bunny Every Year,” a long-ago inherited running gag that began what I assume as a touching tribute to poor boundary issues and in the last two decades has evolved into a loving tale of parental mind games and ensuing childhood mental breakdowns.”


So without further ado, presenting a nostalgic chocolate bunny-eared look back!

Side Note and Further Ado: Sally Forth first premiered in 1982 written and drawn by Greg Howard. The bunny ear storyline retrospective shown here only goes back to 1999 due to the digital files that were available.

For those keeping track: The writing credit switch from Greg Howard to Francesco Marciuliano can be found on the top of the strip in the credit line.

For art credit: The strips start off in 1999 with Craig Macintosh handling the drawing chores, then in 2011 Craig hired Jim Keefe to assist with inking and coloring the Sunday pages. The March 31, 2013 Sunday page was where Jim was in charge of the whole package – pencils, inks, lettering and coloring.

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1999


2000


2001

Infamous Non-bunny ear themed strip.

 


2002


2003


2004

2004.04.11


2005

2005.03.27


2006

2006.04.09

2006.04.16


2007

2007.04.01

2007.04.08


2008

2008.03.23


2009

2009.04.12


2010

2010.03.28

2010.04.04


2011

2011.04.24


2012

2012.04.08


2013

2013.03.24

2013.03.31


2014

2014.04.13

2014.04.20


2015

2015.03.29

2015.04.05


2016

2016.03.20


2017



2018



2019



Update: Here’s a link to the Sunday Comics Department blog’s spotlight on chocolate bunny ears past, Greg Howard edition!
Chew Your Ears Off

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Craig MacIntosh Ramblings & Reviews

Artists’ Reception – Steeple Center

I currently have an exhibition up of my Comic Art at the Steeple Center in Rosemount, Minnesota. It runs through December. Also featured is the photography of Norm Crouch.

November 7th was the Artists’ Reception, so here’s a few pics…

Craig MacIntosh and Jim Keefe sharing a few “working for the Syndicate” stories.

Sophie Keefe, Nadine Keefe, Tessa Keefe and Anna Keefe.

Favorite pic of the night. A herd of MCAD alum spotted in the wild.

Amaya and Jim with their dueling Spider-Men.
Picture @Jack Kotz

Ben Tye, Spencer Amundson and Jaime Willems.
Picture @Jack Kotz

Craig MacIntosh giving Jim Keefe a great intro.

Jim Keefe, Christian Santos, Jaime Willems, Ian Cross, Ben Tye, Jack Kotz, Maddi Gonzalez and Spencer Amundson. (Amaya is in there too hidden behind Ben).

Joe Keefe and Teresa Keefe

Back Row: Nadine Keefe, Sophie Keefe, Linda Madson, Dan Keefe and Will Dinski. Anna Keefe seated.

Cece Keefe and Coleen Keefe.

Jim Keefe talking about art and stuff.
Picture @Jack Kotz

More talk from Jim Keefe about art and stuff.

Hot cider and chocolate!

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Last but not least, a special thanks to Mary Kay Langager of the Rosemount Area Arts Council for putting this exhibit together. Her hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated!

And for those who missed the Reception, the exhibit runs through December.

The Steeple Center
14375 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068

Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

For more info on the exhibit, go to:
Photos, cartoons reflect our world in Rosemount exhibit

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Craig MacIntosh

Wolf’s Baja by Craig MacIntosh.

Pictures from Robert Trail Library’s “Meet the Author” Series in Rosemount, Minnesota,
January 18, 2018. Spotlight on Craig MacIntosh. Craig talked about his latest action/thriller: Wolf’s Baja

As the previous artist on Sally Forth, Craig was my mentor when I took over the strip back in 2013. He’s an all around exceptional artist and writer.

For more info on Craig, check out his website at cjmacintosh.com

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Craig MacIntosh – Wolf’s Vendetta

Just got back from a book signing for Craig MacIntosh’s new book,
Wolf’s Vendetta.

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Here’s a few pics from the event.

Craig giving back story on the inspiration for this book.
Craig MacIntosh giving back story on the inspiration for Wolf’s Vendetta.

Craig with a chart showing the Russian mafia.
MacIntosh with a chart showing the Russian mafia.

Actor Wayne Morton reading an excerpt from Wolf's Vendetta.
Actor Wayne Morton reading an excerpt from Wolf’s Vendetta.

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Craig MacIntosh signing copies of his books.


To pick up Wolf’s Vendetta just go to Amazon.com

And if you’re a fan of techno-thrillers,
check out some of Craig MacIntosh’s other books at cjmacintosh.com.
Highly recommended!

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Craig MacIntosh Sally Forth

Craig MacIntosh – Guest Penciller

Notice anything different regarding the Sally Forth strips for June 13-18?
They were pencilled by none other than former Sally Forth artist, Craig MacIntosh.

Craig was generous enough to help me out on a tight deadline and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Here’s copies of MacIntosh’s pencils followed by my inks.

Note: Click on art to see larger.


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07.14

07.15

07.16

07.17

07.18

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And if you’re a fan of techno-thrillers, check out some of the books Craig MacIntosh has out at cjmacintosh.com – highly recommended!

Craig MacIntosh at one of his book signings.
Craig MacIntosh at one of his book signings.