*GLORY BE!! A FULL-BLOWN KEITH KNIGHT CARTOON CONTROVERSY!!
Whoa!! Turn out the strip I did a week ago (“Stories from the Campaign Trail”) has sparked protests and calls for an editor’s head on a platter at a college in New Jersey. You can read the news story here.
Fun Fact: The strip is based on a real incident.
I just got an email from said editor, asking me if I want to respond. I will be sending back a statement over the next coupla daze.
Interesting. Cuz I haven’t heard from anywhere else.
But it’s nice to know I’m in New Jersey. I keep asking the college syndication service where my strip’s running, and I never get an answer. I now know of one place where it runs.
They should bring me out there for a slideshow!!
*APE IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS WEEKEND…
I hope you’ll join me, Stephen Notley and a whole bunch more of the most exciting indie comic creators in the U.S. of A., for the West Coast’s biggest event of its kind: the Alternative Press Expo.
I’ll be right up front as usual in my Halloween costume, cooking up fresh comics for you. Along with books, original cartoon art, bags and oh-so-much more.
Go here for the pertinent details.
*LETTERS OF THE WEEK….
Hi Keith, I’m not a spammer. To make a long story short- you might have a little $$ coming from the state of CAlif. (google “UCP CA” & follow the links). Or, first check list below..
Name Address City ID Number Type
KNIGHT KEITH 25366 DAPHNE WY #A WILLITS CA 95490- 005599229
KNIGHT KEITH 459 GATEWAY DR PACIFICA CA 94044-1675 003319126
KNIGHT KEITH 185 RIVO ALTO CANAL LONG BEACH CA 90803- 002057524
KNIGHT KEITH 185 RIVO ALTO CANAL LONG BEACH CA 90803- 002057523
KNIGHT KEITH 1536 W 25TH ST APT 134 SAN PEDRO CA 90732-4402 015231520
KNIGHT KEITH A PO BOX 191549 LOS ANGELES CA 90019-8549 Details
KNIGHT KEITH A 500 WHITE LANE #29 004403120
My 4th graders are inventing a sort of “pay it forward” semi-altruistic, (inspired by Obama) community activist type project..whereby we try to connect languishing state-stored bucks with rightful owners in nearby low-income neighborhoods. To make it more fun we’re also data base searching cartoonists by name & see if they might have $$ coming to them too. Which is why I’m writing you. You’re one of our first test cases. Please let us know if it helps you out. We’re big fans of your cartoons.
(Unfortunately, none of these Keith’s are me (or my Dad!). But mebbe these another Keef out there who happens upon this post and makes some $$$!!-kk)
My Life’s Little Victory:
You page through a recent edition of Funny Times with increasing despondence because it looks like this month they’ve left out The K Chronicles….
…only to find it on the very last page twice normal size AND in color!
It’s always the very first thing I look for when my Funny Times arrives. You should be in every paper in the country. Keep up the good work!
I’ve been reading your work on Salon.com for years now and have to say your
recent string of new parent/LA life comics are top notch. This weeks
especially. Keep it up, man. You’re on a roll. The look on your face while
you take pennies had me laughing out loud.
Just a quick note… finally got caught up on the strip. Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the last week or so, especially the alphabet “k” ones and the Phelps/obama one. To me, your best Knight Life yet. Kudos!
– B. from Boston
Any plans to start selling stuff with your strip The Knight Life on
comics.com? I would kill for the Obama/Phelps silhouette comic from Tuesday
on a mug.