Early cover sketch

 

*THE NEW K CHRONICLES COLLECTION IS AT THE PRINTER!!

Sorry for all the comic strip repeats, but I’ve been burning the midnight oil putting together the brand new K Chronicles collection the Incredible Cuteness of Being. This collection was by far the hardest one to put together.  A lot of the strips had to be tweaked and cleaned up because they were drawn so poorly.  Especially the ones right around when my kid was born, and my daily strip was launched… I was getting NO sleep whatsoever.  It was harsh.

That being said, I believe  it is by far my strongest book to date.  Comics covering the birth of said cuteness of being, the election of the nation’s first Black president, the recession..and so much more.   Also included are strips never before seen.  The book will be premiering at this year’s Comic-Com in San Diego. You’ll be able to pre-order on the site soon.

*TELL ALL YER LIBRARIAN FRIENDS!! KEEF AT ALA IN ANAHEIM IN THIS WEEKEND!!

I love librarians.  I used to be one for workstudy in college!  I will be returning to the largest gathering of librarians in the U.S., the ALA Convention in Anaheim, this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center (where Wondercon took place at coupla months ago).

I’ll have a table in Artist’s Alley.  It many not say it on the event’s website yet, but I will be there. I’ll be discounting my stuff to help offset the financial mess public libraries face, so come on by!! I’ll also be doing a portion of my world famous slideshow on Sunday at 10:30am on the Graphic Novel stage, I believe.  Details below (though no sign of location)

Beyond Books: Graphic Novels and Magazines of Color
Sunday June 24th, 2012 from 10:30-12:00pm
Sponsored by APALA and REFORMA
Please join us for a special program focusing on the impact and future of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Magazines written primarily for and by Asian, Latino, and African-American authors. Discover the heart-wrenching writing and artwork created by incarcerated teens, many of whom are disproportionately represented by youth of color.  Hear graphic novelists talk about the revolutionary nature of their works. This program is sponsored by the Asian Pacific Americans Librarians Association (APALA), www.apalaweb.org and National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), www.reforma.org.
Speakers
David Inocencio, co-founder of “The Beat Within – A Weekly Publication of Writing and Art From the Inside”
Keith Knight, award-winning artist, author, and publisher of “The Weekly K Chronicles”, “(th)ink”, and art contributor to publications such as Salon.com, ESPN Magazine,  MAD Magazine, and others.
Rebecca Marrell, Diversity Resident Librarian at Western Libraries in Bellingham, WA.
Jason Shiga, Eisner Award winning cartoonist and author of Bookhunter, Meanwhile…, and Empire State: A Love Story (or not).
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