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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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Al Williamson Business of Cartooning Sally Forth

Homage or Swipe?

Okay, here’s the deal from my vantage point – and a heads up to newcomers in the field.

If you are copying or lifting a drawing from another artist and not giving that artist credit, that’s a swipe. If you do give them credit it’s an homage.

And giving credit is a very simple thing to do. Just write the word, “after” – then the artist’s name.

Here’s an example. On the left is Al Williamson’s original drawing – and on the right my drawing with the accompanying credit line.

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Here’s another one. Mark Schultz using a mirror image of a Williamson pose – then putting the credit line in reverse as well.

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Last but not least, Joe Jusko after John Buscema.

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A credit line is a tip of the hat to the hard work another artist has done which you are standing on the shoulders of. And generally speaking, artists get enough crap without getting ripped off by other artists (see Rob Granito). Give credit where credit is due.


And speaking of credit…

The Schultz image I grabbed off the blogspot ilovecomiccovers. There are lots more side by side comparisons to be had there – go check them out.

And for more of Jusko’s work, check out www.joejusko.com.

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Springcon 2013 Sketch Cards

This coming weekend (March 18th & 19th) is the big 25th anniversary of SpringCon over in St.Paul, Minnesota. Though I don’t have a table at this year’s con, I did participate in their request for sketch cards.

Flash Gordon

Spirit

Spidey

And last but not least, some cosplay with Sally Forth.

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The MCBA had a bunch of artists do up these cards which will be given away to convention attendees and also auctioned off for charity. To see other artists’ cards, check out the MCBA’s Gallery Room at ComicArtFans.com.

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Sally Forth at MCAD

I got a kick out of drawing today’s Sally Forth strip (4/5/2013) as I’ve had “those moments” as a teacher – where you’re completely NOT connecting with the students. The writer, Francesco Marciuliano, hit the nail on the head with this one.

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As such, I couldn’t help but populate the second panel with a bunch of students from where I’ve most recently taught – the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

MCAD

1st Row (Foreground):
Caitlin Skaalrud and Amaya Goldsmith.

2nd Row:
Mandie Brasington, Jack Kotz and Jay Rasgorshek.

3rd Row:
Jaime Willems and actual character from the strip.

4th Row:
April Kasulis, Ben Tye, Lindsey Hall and Mr. Croptoff.

As I mostly taught Comic Art at MCAD (what other kind of art is there?) I’m including a link to the MCAD Comic Art Tumblr so you can see some of the incredible work they’ve been up to.


On a side note, all the students pictured are now copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Just saying…

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Sally Forth – Passing the Torch

As many of you have already heard, I’m the new artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. My name has been on the dailies since March 11th, and even though I drew the strip for this past Sunday (3/31/2013), that was the last one overseen by cartoonist Craig MacIntosh and bears his name.

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Back story: A few years ago I connected with Craig and began working as his assistant inking and coloring the Sally Forth Sunday pages. When Craig decided to retire last year I worked up some samples (under Craig’s watchful eye) which were then submitted to King Features Syndicate. After navigating the proper channels the word was given from on high – editorial approval – and I was given the green light

I can’t say enough about how great it was working with Craig. He’s the consummate professional who makes the incredibly stellar work he does look easy – a great friend and mentor.

Craig Macintosh
Craig Macintosh

He’s currently turned to writing. His two most recent books are The Fortunate Orphans and The Last Lightning. I was able to make it out for the launch party for The Last Lightning and posted about it last fall.


Francesco Marciuliano
Francesco Marciuliano

Sally Forth is currently written by bestselling author, cartoonist and writer, Francesco Marciuliano. He was handed the baton by Sally Forth’s creator, Greg Howard, when Greg decided to retire from the strip back in 1999.

I found a great interview with him on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show where he talks about his work on Sally Forth (below).


I was a fan of the Sally Forth comic strip long before coming on board, so I truly lucked out as far as being able to collaborate with Francesco. In addition to being a 15-year veteran on the strip, he knows the characters inside and out – which as far as I’m concerned makes the humor strike closer to home.


Warning: Unabahed plug time.

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Unabashed plug officially over.


Going to wrap this up now as deadlines are looming.

see you in the funny papers…