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When Hil and Jon First Met

Sally Forth - June 24, 2015
Sally Forth – June 24, 2015

Got to redraw a panel recently from when Hillary and Jon first met.

Here’s the original run from June 27 – July 2, 2011
Written by Francesco Marciuliano
Art by Craig MacIntosh


2011.06.27

2011.06.28

2011.06.29

2011.06.30

2011.07.01

2011.07.02

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Let it snow, let it snow, let in snow…

Not many people know this, but Francesco Marciuliano is a weatherman during his off hours. This became evident with yesterday’s Sally Forth (March 22, 2015 – but written months prior).

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To give you an idea how spot on Francesco was, here is the scene at the park across the street from where I live after yesterday’s snowfall.

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Coincidentally, I got in from shoveling and found this postcard in the mail from sunny Florida from my Sally Forth Sensei, Craig MacIntosh.

Postcard


Nothing much I can add to that, but to say it’s springtime in Minnesota.
Let us rejoice and be glad…

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2008 Sally Forth/Pearls Before Swine Crossover

The following email exchange is from 2007. I grabbed it from Francesco’s Marciuliano’s blog, Francesco Explains It All. It’s between Pearls Before Swine creator, Stephan Pastis, and Sally Forth’s writer, Francesco Marciuliano.


Hey Francesco…

My name is Stephan Pastis…I do a strip called “Pearls Before Swine”….I’m real sorry to be a bother, but is there any chance i could get a right-facing full body pose of Ted from you?….I’ve looked through the strips online and can’t seem to find one…

I’m doing a series where my main character, Rat, is a concierge at a hotel, and I’d love to have Ted approach him trying to hire a prostitute for the night…he needs a break from Sally….

Stephan


Stephan:

Okay, I’ve read this message three times and I’m still laughing.

I don’t do the artwork but I can get you said sketch (actually, I can do it for you. I’ve done enough joke strips of the characters that I can draw them pretty accurately). However, there are a few conditions:

1. If this is indeed not a joke–and you are indeed Stephan–can I have the original artwork?
2. For the love of God, please make it a typical prostitute, not a tranny or some 14-year-old Haitian boy. My syndicate will be weeping enough as is.
3. Can I have the original artwork?
4. Ted is still unemployed, so cost will be an issue. With few dollars to his name we may be talking more a quick yank behind the dumpster than anything else.
5. Can I post your email request on my site? I know that may ruin the surprise of the gag but trust me, the fact Ted’s cruising for a woman is going to be enough of a shock to bring in the readers.
6. Can I have the original artwork?

Ces


And here’s how it all played out. The March 27, 2008 Pearls Before Swine is followed by Sally Forth for the same date.

Note: Sally Forth artwork from 2008 by Craig MacIntosh.

PearlsBeforeSwine

Click on artwork to see larger.

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Speaking of Pearls before Swine, here’s Stephan Pastis getting an art assist (in the middle panel of the following strip) by none other than Bill Watterson.

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More on that here…
Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well, He Just Did.


Personal note – I had the pleasure of meeting Stephan (or as I call him, Mr. Pastis) back on October 14, 2011 when he gave a Visiting Artist lecture at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

MCAD recorded the lecture and made it available on Vimeo – so without further ado…

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For more on Stephan Pastis, check out Stephan Pastis’ blog – it features video, interviews, appearances and much, much more. I highly recommend it!

-Jim Keefe

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Craig MacIntosh – McFadden’s War

Just got back from a Meet the Author event for Craig MacIntosh and his new book, McFadden’s War.

Craig MacIntosh
Craig MacIntosh

Here’s a few pics from the event.

Wayne Morton reading an excerpt from McFadden's War.
Actor Wayne Morton reading an excerpt from McFadden’s War.
Guest Speaker, former Navy Seal Al Horner, presenting Craig with a Navy Seals shirt  to commemorate his third book release.
Guest Speaker, former Navy SEAL Al Horner, presenting Craig with a Navy SEALs shirt.
Al Horner and Craig MacIntosh.
Al Horner and Craig MacIntosh.

To find out more about McFadden’s War, check out Craig MacIntosh’s site at: www.cjmacintosh.com

McFaddensWar

If you’re a fan of military thrillers, check out his other books as well – highly recommended!

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The Chronicles of Nona

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Art: Craig MacIntosh (earlier strips) and Jim Keefe (most recent).


To borrow from Lee Falk,
For those who came in late…

The breakup…

2012.11.15

2012.11.16

2012.11.17


Holiday cheer…

2012.11.29

2012.12.04


After the holidays, a less than stellar reunion…

2013.01.09

2013.01.10

2013.01.11

2013.01.12


Missing a beat…

2013.01.21

2013.01.22

2013.01.23

2013.01.24

2013.01.25

2013.01.26


Things go from bad to worse…

2013.01.28

2013.01.29

2013.01.30

2013.01.31

2013.02.01

2013.02.02


Depression sets in…

2013.02.12


Trying to make sense of things…

2013.02.25


Parents are consulted…

2013.03.04


Constant reminders…

2013.05.02


THEN OUT OF THE BLUE…

2013.06.01


    Is Nona back to stay or just back to have her say?

    Will Hil apologies in a way that only makes things horrendously worse?

    And if so, CAN FAYE STOP HER IN TIME?!

For the answer to these and many more questions,
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK.
SAME SALLY FORTH-TIME, SAME SALLY FORTH-CHANNEL!

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