The Knight Life

"Chivalry Ain't Dead"
By Keith Knight (Trade Paperback, 2010)
The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. The Knight Life deftly blends political insight and neurotic humor in a uniquely fluid and dynamic style, offering a comic strip that's fresh, sharp, topical and funny. Designed for daily newspapers, The Knight Life follows Knight's long-running, 2007 Harvey Award-winning weekly comic strip "The K Chronicles," which appears on salon.com.

An unabashedly provocative political and social satire, The Knight Life tackles contemporary issues like consumer culture, bacon, the media, race, family and everything else, gently mocking the minutiae of daily life with self-deprecating humor, honesty and goofiness-a combination that's perfect for the comics. And The Knight Life's energetic style reminds readers that comics can look funny as well as read funny. The result is accessible yet edgy, compassionate and political-and never preachy. Cartoonist and comic historian R.C. Harvey said, "The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought-provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies."
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $17.99 US/$21.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446548663

    • On Sale Date: 06/09/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. The Knight Life deftly blends political insight and neurotic humor in a uniquely fluid and dynamic style, offering a comic strip that's fresh, sharp, topical and funny. Designed for daily newspapers, The Knight Life follows Knight's long-running, 2007 Harvey Award-winning weekly comic strip "The K Chronicles," which appears on salon.com.

An unabashedly provocative political and social satire, The Knight Life tackles contemporary issues like consumer culture, bacon, the media, race, family and everything else, gently mocking the minutiae of daily life with self-deprecating humor, honesty and goofiness-a combination that's perfect for the comics. And The Knight Life's energetic style reminds readers that comics can look funny as well as read funny. The result is accessible yet edgy, compassionate and political-and never preachy. Cartoonist and comic historian R.C. Harvey said, "The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought-provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies."

Keith Knight is best known for his hilarious semi-autobiographical/self-syndicated comic strip The K Chronicles. The comic strip was awarded the 2007 Glyph Award and the 2007 Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip, where it was nominated alongside the best of the mainstream dailies. The Knight Life comic strip, was featured in a number of publications and websites.
  • "The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies." (The Comics Journal).

  • "Keith Knight is mapping out a previously unknown vector of the vast cartoon universe." (Creator of Doonesbury).

  • "Fluid and energetic and wild...very, very smart and very, very funny." (Creator of The Boondocks).

  • "It's hard to make a comic that is this funny while also so frequently profound. Keith [Knight] deals with so many issues with both gravitas and such a light touch, while never missing a chance at a cheap laugh. This is the work of a master." (author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius).

  • "Keith Knight may be the coolest person in San Francisco." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "IN A FAMILY NEWSPAPER?!! ARE YOU NUTS?!!" (The Oregonian).

  • "Time well spent with a very intelligent and perceptive writer, and also serves as an insightful historical document of the movement of the American zeitgeist over the past decade." (Publishers Weekly on The K Chronicles).

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The Knight Life
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $17.99 US/$21.99 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446548663
  • On Sale Date: 06/09/2010
The Knight Life

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