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My MULTIMEDIA SLIDESHOWS have been a hit at college campuses, conventions, and fundraisers all across the United States and beyond!

Here’s what happens: You fly me in, and I wow  your campus/town/school/library or community center with a powerpoint/storytelling presentation showcasing some of my  strangest, funniest, and most controversial cartoons. I address issues of race, politics, health, media, censorship, and the importance of social activism– teetering between high brow ideals and low-brow humor.

“Keith Knight’s presentation was lively, thought-provoking and
hilariously funny.    The diverse audience of students, faculty and
staff, and community members loved it.  Keith challenged them with
his unique perspective on critical issues like racism, terrorism, the
media and U.S. politics while managing to keep the laughs
coming.  One enthusiastic attendee told me that the event exceeded
all of her expectations.  We were delighted with the success of the event.”

-Jenny Robb,  head curator, Ohio State Cartoon Research Library

Below is a sliver of what I do..from the night I won Literary Death Match in D.C…I sound a bit rushed cuz you get shot if you go over 7 minutes (seriously!)   (forward video to 32:54 to catch my performance..then to 49:39 to hear the judges’ reaction)

In addition to slideshow presentations, I lead many workshops and panel discussions about cartooning, community-based arts, Kickstarter, and media literacy. I also host one of  Comic Con’s most popular annual panels, the Nappy Hour.

Previous Appearances:

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  • Central District Forum, Seattle
  • Hollywood Improv
  • University of Osnabrueck, Germany
  • American Library Association National Convention
  • University of Arizona at Tucson
  • University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Maryville College, Tennessee
  • University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Alameda County Juvenile Hall
  • Studio Museum in Harlem/Columbia University
  • Sonoma State University
  • Cartoon Art Museum San Francisco
  • Club Voltaire, Tuebingen, Germany
  • University of North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham
  • San Diego Comic Convention
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco
  • Evergreen College, Olympia, Washington
  • Afropunk National Tour
  • McSweeney’s vs. They Might Be Giants National Tour
  • Small Press Expo, Bethesda, Maryland
  • San Francisco State University
  • Ohio State Cartoon Research Library, Columbus, Ohio
  • Staple Small Press Convention, Austin, Texas
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Urbana
  • University of North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham
  • The Forum, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Google Headquarters
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Brooklyn Book Fair

For rates & availability, please contact