Hey! Ho!  Hullabaloo!!  Happy Holidaze from this here Gentleman Cartoonist! It’s been a long and winding year, full of challenges and foolishness, ups and downs…

My top five:

1.Birth of my 2nd son

2.Appearing on Totally Biased w/ W. Kamau Bell

3.Having my whole fam (and the in-laws from Germany!) visit me here in L.A.

4.Pitching a TV show based on my work to networks

5.Shooting my first live-action video

My top five favorite comics I created in 2013:

-Nelson Mandela  (the K Chronicles)

– Zimmerman walks (th)ink

-Rain Delay (the Knight Life)

-Lance Armstrong (th)ink

-the week-long Eye-Watch series (the Knight Life)

-Okay..Let me explain why Ed Piskor’s Hip-Hop Family Tree on Boing-Boing is my comic of the year:

Piskor exhaustively researched all of his comic stories (via the internet) on the early days of hip-hop, creating this vast tableau that ties together an intricate web of creativity, cunning, and cool.  What makes the internet so important, is that below each story, he includes videos of the actual stuff he’s writing about..so you see the real deal.

And if that wasn’t enough, readers can comment and post their own classic hip-hop nuggets.  It’s a rabbit hole I’ve gone down a few times and have never regretted it.  What a joy.

This book will be assigned in school and kids are gonna be psyched!

LETTERS/EMAILS OF THE WEEK..

Hi Keef,

I noticed your strip as I was doing the crossword tonight. It really got me thinking. It made me want to ask a question. Full disclosure first though: I am a white male who is transgendered (I identify female, but was born male). The reason I add my unique gender status is because I too feel the urge to ease those around me’s discomfort regarding my appearance and mannerisms.

To quote your strip:
“It got me thinking if there’s anything white people do to make blacks feel more comfortable…”

My question: What WOULD make you feel more comfortable?

And, if you feel comfortable answering this: Where does the discomfort stem from?

Sincerely,
Curious Girl

(such a loaded and great question!  I am going to do a whole strip for the answer, soon…-kk)

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Hey Keef –
 
Thanks for the print!  I just threw a tip in your jar.
I was watching  Kamau on a regular basis, and got excited to hear you were going to be on. Sure as shit, in the beginning of October FXX stopped showing up in my cable package. And now it looks like they’ve flat-out cancelled the show. Either you are poison, or FX screwed him over big time. I just can’t buy the former, so up yours, FX. Hope he comes out with something else soon – that show was awesome and their nothing else like it anywhere. Good luck with your show!
 
R.
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Hilarious video. And so clever. I hope you produce more. The price of African slaves seems to have appreciated over the past 150 years. Isn’t that just dandy, but then Civil War memorabilia has always been popular. Remarkably well-preserved specimen, too.

I’m from LA. I hope that you’re getting used to LA and will eventually come to love the city. Ah, but nothing compares to the Bay area.

E.

This ends my communication with you because I do not want to be regarded as a pest.

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