Keith Knight is many things to many people–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. He’s also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular 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.
His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race.
Two short docs on Keef:
7 mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBYlqiMXhYg.
3 mins: https://vimeo.com/119904030
This piece was reprinted by EmpathyEducates with permission or license. We thank the Artist, Cartoonist, Author, Keith Knight, for his kindness and vision. We are grateful for the visual wisdom that speaks with greater ferocity than mere words might.