How the hell can one gentleman cartoonist survive in this nightmare Trumpian world of hate? By the collective support of his lovely readers!!
I‘ve been lucky enough to celebrate 25 years of being in the business of drawing the funnies, but as you may have heard, my industry is in the midst of transition. My work is being seen more than ever before, yet my income is shriveling away. In fact, the only reason many of us can continue to do what we do is because of direct support from our faithful readers.
That is why I am following in the footsteps of my fellow alt-weekly brethren (Stephanie McMillan, Ruben Bolling, Tom Tomorrow, Shannon Wheeler, Mat Bors and Ted Rall), and introducing the Round Table: aka the Keith Knight cartoon subscription service!
Scoring a seat at the Round Table ($20 for 6 months/$35 for a year) gets you:
*Weekly emails containing Keef’s weekly comic, before anyone else sees it (besides the wife and kids)
*Exclusive insight and commentary regarding creation of said strip
*An occasional sketch page, rejected strip, or disturbing drawing
*Sneak peeks at upcoming Keef projects, signings etc.
*Hate mail/Keef’s pick of the week!
The bottom line is: You sign up, and I’ll send my work directly to you!!
$20- BLEACHERS: 6-month subscription
$35- RESERVE: 12-month subscription
$50 – MEZZANINE: A year long subscription, plus a signed Keef comic print of your choosing (int’l add $20)!
$100 -BOX: A year long subscription, plus a signed Keef comic print of your choosing, and an original art page out of Keef’s sketchbook!! (int’l add $35)
$250 -LOWER BOX: A year long subscription, plus a piece of K Chronicles/(th)ink/Knight Life or MAD original art(int’l add $35)
$500 SPITTING DISTANCE: A year long subscription, a piece of K Chronicles/(th)ink/Knight Life or MAD original art(int’l add $35) and an official “thank you” in Keef’s next book!! Int’l add $35
$1200 FRONT ROW: A year’s subscription, a thank-you in the next book, and an appearance in a Keef cartoon! !(Int’l add $50)
$2500 PEANUT GALLERY: A year-long subscription, plus I will show up at your home, unannounced, with a box of donuts an appearance in a Keef cartoon! ! ONLY VALID IN THE US & CANADA.
$5000 KEEF’S LAP: Keef will call you, come to your town, draw your portrait, and present his world famous cartoon slideshow at the venue of your choice! An appearance in a Keef cartoon! (Int’l add $1000)
Your contribution guarantees that I will continue to bring you the political , social, racial, and funny, unfiltered and without censorship!
Thanks, y’all!! Now–‘scuse while I whip this out!! (said whilst pulling big, black marker out of pocket)