Francesco Marciuliano Ramblings & Reviews Sally Forth

MST3K Returns!

Looks like the “ Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000” KickStarter campaign successfully raised $5,764,229 – add on an additional 600,000 from the add-ons store and it went over 6,300,000!


That means want to buy prednisone 14 new episodes!

As a card carrying member of MS3TK from way back (and a KickStarter supporter) I couldn’t be happier!


To celebrate I’m sharing a Sally Forth page in homage to MS3TK from December 2, 2012. Written by Francesco Marciuliano, pencilled by Craig MacIntosh and inked and colored by myself (Jim Keefe) – Hope you enjoy!

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Charles Schulz Francesco Marciuliano Sally Forth

A Sally Forth Christmas

Here’s the Sally Forth Sunday page for November 29, 2015.
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And here’s Francesco Marciuliano’s script for the logo panel.

Scene: Christmas Tree Lot, Exterior, Day.
Hilary, Sally, and Ted gather (in that order) around the very same tree from the “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” They all look down at it.
Ted: Nope.



Look close and you’ll notice, I even gave Ted Charlie Brown’s hat and coat.

As 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, hope you enjoy this little tip of the hat to Schulz From Francesco and I.


Side note: The soundtrack always sets the mood around my house this time of year.

Francesco Marciuliano Sally Forth

Using Reference – Sally Forth 11/10/15


Script description from writer Francesco Marciuliano for first panel:

Scene: Exterior, Plane in flight in very early morning.
Sally and Ted’s dialogue come from the midpoint in the plane’s cabin in that order.
Sally: You’re doing it again, Ted.
Ted: Doing what?

After some searching on the internet, I came up with the following for “airplane” and “sunrise.”


The finished drawing.


A couple of tips for finding and using reference:

Never use the first image that pops up in your search just for expediency’s sake. Take the time to find the image that best works for your layout. The layout should dictate the reference you use.

I will sometimes place the image right on the layout (in Photoshop), but I never trace the image verbatim. Doing so makes for a stiff drawing. You should use your reference as a jumping off point for your drawing – translate it and make a drawing that best suits the storytelling.

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Francesco Marciuliano Sally Forth

Mad Ted

Poster courtesy of Francesco Marciuliano Enterprises LLC Inc.
Poster courtesy of Francesco Marciuliano Enterprises LLC Inc.

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Close up in black and white.
Close up in black and white.

Craig MacIntosh Francesco Marciuliano Sally Forth

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