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Sally Forth – Hometown Reference

When a scene in Sally Forth calls for a specific locale (grocery store, movie theater, etcetera) I’ll often use spots around my hometown of Minneapolis for reference. Take the following…

Excerpt from Francesco Marciuliano’s script for 9/22/2016.

Scene: Exterior. Sidewalk. Right Outside Comic Book Store. Hilary and Faye exit the comic book store. Each has a bag showing a comic book purchase.

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For the comic book shop I chose Comic Book College.

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It holds a little nostalgia for me as it used to be called Comic City back in the day (and was located one store down from where it is now). For those interested in the history, check out the College of Comic Book Knowledge.


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The two guys approaching the comic book store in the first panel are fellow Joe Kubert School classmates Brian Bilter and Mark McMurray.

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They’ve snuck into the strip before – it usually happens when I’m not paying close enough attention.

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Mark even went so far as to crash a Flash Gordon strip I did back in the day (when he had longer hair).

Flash Gordon top tier - November 24, 1996
Flash Gordon top tier – November 24, 1996

More on that at joikmeister.livejournal.com

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Mini Joe Kubert School Reunion

Surprise guests came to visit this past weekend (thanks to Deb’s planning).
Just like old times – and I mean that in the best of ways…

GQKubiesStanding: Mark McMurray and Brian Bilter – Sitting: Jim Keefe

 

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Flash Gordon by Brian Bilter

Today’s Flash Gordon (2/23/2014) originally ran on November 4, 2001.
The art assist is by Brian Bilter.

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Shown below are the pencils followed by my inks.
As with Mark McMurray, Brian was always gracious enough to give me free reign if I wanted to change anything.

Pencils - Brian Bilter
Pencils – Brian Bilter
Lettering & Inks - Jim Keefe
Lettering & Inks – Jim Keefe

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