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, Knight, a 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. 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, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Medium.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.
In Tribespotting: Undercover Cult(ure) Stories, Harmon Leon dives directly into the eye of the tribal storm, drastically changing his look and attitude as he goes undercover in an exploration of tribalism and its many manifestations in modern culture. Leon introduces readers to a series of vastly different tribes, including machine gun lovers and white supremacists, freegans and squatters, pickup artists and trophy bride seekers, and furries and viral video stars. Gentleman cartoonist Keith Knight provides popular comics.
Keith Knight is mapping out a previously unknown vector of the vast cartoon universe.
-Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury
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