Flash Gordon by Jim Keefe

January 2, 2021|In General

From 1996 to 2003, Jim Keefe was the writer/artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip, the last in a long line of great cartoonists on one of King Features’ most prestigious strips. It’s a testament to his work that it remains in circulation on flashgordon.com for today’s audience.

While Keefe became the artist for the popular strip Sally Forth in 2013, he’s still the go-to man for Flash, and in 2010 did this cover for the popular comic strip reprint magazine Comics Revue.

Back in the 60s, King had their own line of branded comics. I think it’d be great to have those back, so here’s Keefe’s art repurposed for a Flash Gordon comic book cover.

Comics Revue June 2010 Cover Flash Gordon by Jim Keefe

The published cover.

Flash Gordon Comic Strip by Mac Raboy

The 1956 Sunday strip by Mac Raboy that Keefe used as reference.

Flash Gordon Original Art by Jim Keefe

Keefe’s original art.

Production Art by Scott Dutton

Art extended top and bottom by me to fit the comic book format.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.

Comic book packaging and design by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.