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Flash Gordon

By Dan Schkade


About Flash Gordon

Few comic strips have captured readers’ imaginations like Flash Gordon. Originated in 1934 by legendary comic-strip artist Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon has set the standard for science-fiction adventure, even inspiring such modern-day classics as Star Wars.

For more than seven decades, loyal fans have explored the stars with the comics’ most famous intergalactic adventurer, his female companion Dale Arden, and scientist, Dr. Hans Zarkov.

In addition to the comic strip, Flash has also starred in a live-action serial, a radio show, novels, comic books, animated cartoons, and he even appeared on his own U.S. postage stamp.

Meet the Creators

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    Alex Raymond

    Alex Raymond was an influential American cartoonist born on October 2, 1909, in New Rochelle, New York. He is best known for creating the iconic comic strips “Flash Gordon,” “Jungle Jim,” and “Rip Kirby.” Raymond’s work in the comic industry began in the early 1930s when he started as an assistant on the “Blondie” and […]

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    Dan Schkade

    Dan Schkade [SHKAH-dee, rhymes with ‘body’] is a freelance cartoonist from Austin, Texas. His credits include the ongoing daily Flash Gordon syndicated newspaper strip, the Eisner + Ringo Award-Nominated Lavender Jack, Will Eisner’s The Spirit Returns, San Hannibal, and Saint John.  He’s a member-at-large of the comic creator collective Helioscope. 

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    Jim Keefe

    Hi! Jim Keefe here, cartoonist of the Sally Forth comic strip. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved to draw. Back then, it was all things Spider-Man, which eventually led me to the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. After graduating, I got a job as the colorist on staff at King […]

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