Nationally-Syndicated Cartoonist Tackling Police Brutality

Keith Knight
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Keith Knight At A Glance:

Keith Knight is one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three comic strips. For nearly two decades, this multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages.

Keith Knight is one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three comic strips: “the Knight Life”, “(th)ink”, and “the K Chronicles”. For nearly two decades, this multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that’s a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground comix.

Keith Knight is part of a generation of African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, and infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Medium.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.

His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting the NAACP to recognize him as a 2015 History Maker, and CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of color.

In 2014, Knight debuted his powerpoint presentation, “They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality”. Culled from over 20 years of his award-winning work, Knight presents his unique take on the militarization of the nation’s police force, and the unchecked killing of unarmed citizens. The show is designed to provoke constructive, civil dialogue amongst people young and old, left and right, of all colors and orientations.

His goal is to bring the show to all 50 states over the next two years, and to perform it in front of new police recruits.

  • Red, White, Black and Blue: A Cartoonist's Look at Police Brutality in the U.S.

    A Cartoonist's Look at Police Brutality in the U.S.- combines cartoons, humor, statistics and story-telling into a presentation designed to provoke constructive, civil dialogue amongst people young and old, left and right, of all colors and orientations.

    Keith will present a one hour cartoon slideshow depicting acts of police brutality, followed by a lively Q & A, along with a book signing/meet & greet.
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