Tell all yer Delaware pals that ye olde Gentleman Cartoonist is comin’ to town! I’ll be doing my police brutality slideshow They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? to my biggest audience yet! It’s open to the public, so git yer ass there! Details here.
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Keef moves to Chapel Hill, NC!!
*The Keef “All Lives Matter” Asterisk tee-shirt and hoodie for sale!!
*Prince: 1999 comic!!
*The Round Table is ending this month
*Keef @ National Book Fest and SPX in D.C. in Sept.
*Moving sale continues
Dearest K Chronicles/(th)ink/Knight Life reader,
Like the ol’song goes: Change is gonna come! Heck, it already has!!
I am writing to you from the east side of the country. From the joyful little burg of Chapel Hill, NC. I had talked a long time about moving, and we finally found an area that was affordable, close to family, not too harsh weather-wise, and had enough going on (the Triangle of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill-Carrboro have a great arts/music and food scene) that I wouldn’t go nuts.
So far everything’s been great except the insects.
You will be hearing more about the move and the new town in future posts and comics. If you’re in the area, come say hello at Cafe Driade in Chapel Hill, or the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, which are the 2 places I do most of my drawing these days.
My new p.o. box:
po box 3551
Chapel Hill, NC
BUT WHAT ABOUT L.A/HOLLYWOOD?
I will continue to pursue projects in La-la land, but have established enough contacts that I do not have to be there full-time to make it work. Plus, a HUGE project dropped onto my lap that I jumped all over.. in order to finish it, I need to be holed up in a quieter place with fewer distractions..
*NEW KEEF TEE-SHIRT AND HOODIE!!
Courtesy of teespring, I’ve got tees and hoodies for sale that are emblazoned with the recent (th)ink strip ALL LIVES MATTER* *restrictions apply (see skin color for details) It is available FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY!! So please, score one ASAP. If this works out, I’ll do more. Check em out here:
I just did the 2nd strip in my series of seminal albums from my childhood. My new comic strip on Prince’s 5th album already has 50 recommends and is a pick o’ the week at Medium.com Check it out, recommend it, and share it on social media!!
Apparently, Medium doesn’t pay like it used to, so I’m on the lookout for a new venue for my next album strip, which will focus on Paul’s Boutique, the 2nd album from the Beastie Boys!
*THE ROUND TABLE ENDS THIS MONTH!!
My weekly cartoon newsletter, the Round Table, is closing up shop at the end of this month. Not for lack of success. It was getting too unruly trying to keep both up, so I’m combining it with my subscribers at Patreon. Don’t worry, I will be as forthcoming and insider with my Patreon posts as I am/was with my Round Table members, so please sign up to be a patron over at Patreon:
*KEEF IS GONNA BE ALL UP IN D.C…
Now that I’m on the east coast, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me at shows in NYC, Boston and the like. Our nation’s capitol looms large for me in September as I will be interviewed onstage by the Washington Post about my police brutality slideshow at the national book festival on Sat. Sept 5th. I am hoping and praying I’ll have a collection of my police brutality cartoons by then.
Saturday, September 5
7:15 pm – 8:05 pm
Saturday, September 5
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Later in the month, I’ll be back up for SPX in Bethesda, MD on Sat/Sun. Sept 19/20. This is easily the best small press show in America, so git yer butt in gear! I’ll be bringing my Nappy Hour panel to SPX and the east coast for the first time! Panelists to be announced soon!
*THE MOVING SALE RESUMES…
Profuse apologies to those who have ordered stuff during my pre-moving sale, and have yet to receive it…Moving from coast to coast with two little ones was even more taxing than I could ever imagine. At this point, I still have product and art sitting in boxes in my new garage and would-be office. I am doing my darnedest to fill out the backlogged orders. In the meantime, I am still selling books and original art at cut-rate prices, tossing in a free CD and greeting card with each purchase, so if you haven’t seen it, take a look:
Thank you for your continued support!
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Keef moving to North Carolina
*Blowout Moving Sale!!
*LA Weekly People Issue
*Affair of the Arts in Culver City
Dearest K Chronicles/(th)ink/Knight Life Reader…
*EAST COAST, I’M COMIN’ HOME!!
‘Course..it’s a bit more South than anticipated, but I have my reasons for moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina:
*Me mum is about 3 hrs away
*mild winter (Cali broke me)
*5 hrs closer to Germany
I’d also be lyin’ to you if I didn’t say I was lookin’ forward to good BBQ, and having 3 extra hrs to get my deadlines done.
My very first college slideshow gig was in Raleigh, NC, 18 yrs ago.. part of the 3-city cluster of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC known as the Research Triangle. It’s a great area full of 14 colleges, a rising culinary scene, great art and music, and the Durham Bulls.
Yeah, yeah…I know about the elephant in the room. But if it turns out to be the biggest mistake in the world, just think about all the comics I’ll come up with!!
*K CHRONICLES.COM MOVING OUTTA TOWN SALE!!
In celebration of the move ( and an attempt to lighten the cross country load), I am slashing prices of books, original artwork, AND I’m tossing in a free Marginal Prophets bootleg CD and a greeting card crafted by the wifey with every order made before June 15th. I may toss in a random cool zine too! (whilst supplies last) I recently unearthed some “Arses” (aka K Chronicles book #5), so if you ain’t got one yet…
*I’M IN LA WEEKLY’S PEOPLE ISH (and so is a horse)!!
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I remember coming across the local alt-weekly’s people ish, full of all the hip and happenin’ folk in the City of Angels..I thought to myself: I’m gonna get in there, somehow, someway..
And now that I’m moving away, I get the call!! So I kept my mouth shut about moving and two weeks back the 2015 ish came out, with ye olde Gentleman Cartoonist plastered on page 44, naming me “L.A.’s Hardest Working Cartoonist”. Oh well.
*AFFAIR OF THE ART-CULVER CITY
For those of you in the Los Angeles area…One great way to see me off is to come on through downtown Culver City next weekend for the Affair of the Arts. It’s a two-day celebration of art, food, music and all that in the city of Culver. I’ll have a booth hocking books, art, prints, my kid’s earrings and more. Plus I’ll be doing an hour long intensive cartooning seminar for adults. Come on by and say hello. It’s yer last chance to buy that one book you been meaning to buy.
Sat/Sun May 30/31 11am-6pm Downtown Culver City
And if you haven’t consider becoming a weekly subscriber in one of these two places:
The Keith Knight Round Table Subscription Service: http://www.kchronicles.com/subscribe.html
Ladies and Jr Mints!
Ye Olde Gentleman Cartoonist was part of the 2015 L.A. Weekly People issue! This annual publication profiles 54 of the most fascinating people in Los Angeles!! And a horse!! Check it out here.
So what a perfect time to announce that I’m pullin’ up stakes and moving back east…and south…to Chapel Hill, North Carolina!! Yes! North Carolina!! The South!!
It’ll either be the greatest thing ever or the worst mistake of my life…either way it’ll make great comics!
*KEEF ONLINE AUTOBIO COMIX CLASS AT SKILLSHARE!!
Whew! Finally put together my very first online tutorial!! If you’ve ever wanted to get a good lookat how I do it, check it out! It’s a sprite 30 minutes long: http://skl.sh/1CVnaxJ
*NAACP HISTORY MAKER
I’ve been recognized by the NAACP as a 2015 History Maker! I am honored to be in such great and inspiring company! See ye olde Gentleman Cartoonist, and everyone else, here: http://www.naacp.org/pages/history-makers