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Inking Sally Forth

Video of a sketchbook drawing I did that was a giveaway prize at Doc Schaefer’s 24-hour comics day challenge 2017.

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Sally Forth April 9, 2017 – Pencils and inks

A quick post showing what the pencils and inks look like for a Sally Forth Sunday page.

First the pencils…

Then the inks…

Lettering is laid in after I scan the artwork and make a digital file out of it.

For a complete list of the art supplies I use,
check out my previous post,  Comics – Tools of the Trade.


Here’s how it looks in color (courtesy of Comics Kingdom).

And here’s how it looked in today’s paper.

Newspaper reproduction is hit or miss. Between color smudges, misaligned color, the general beat up condition of the comic section and it not being shrunk proportionately (squashed length-wise so they’re taller and thinner) – your artwork isn’t always presented at it’s “best” (to say the least).

I did better that Dilbert this week though.
They got really stretched, so the characters all look to have gained a few pounds.


That’s all from the magical world of syndicated cartooning for now.
Deadlines looming…

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Sally Forth Drop Panels – July to December 2016

Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline.

For example, Here’s the Sunday strip for July 3, 2016 with the drop panel…

Then without…


And now without further ado, here’s the drop panels for
July 3, 2016 through December 25, 2016.

July 3, 2016
July 10, 2016
July 17, 2016
July 24, 2016
July 31, 2016
August 7, 2016
August 14, 2016
August 21, 2016
August 28, 2016
September 4, 2016
September 11, 2016
September 18, 2016
September 25, 2016
October 2, 2016
October 9, 2016
October 16, 2016
October 23, 2016
October 30, 2016
November 6, 2016
November 13, 2016
November 20, 2016
November 27, 2016
December 4, 2016
December 11, 2016
December 18, 2016
December 25, 2016

For more from previous posts, go to Sally Forth drop panels.

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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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On the Drawing Board

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2 dailies. Image area of each is 3 ¾” x 13″.
Lettering is done digitally and laid in after the artwork is scanned.

For art materials I use, check out Tools of the Trade.

-Jim Keefe