The Knight Life

"Chivalry Ain't Dead"


By Keith Knight

Foreword by Jeff Chang

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In the vein of bestselling author and illustrator Aaron McGruder (creator of Boondocks), Keith Knight brings us a collection of his new nationally syndicated comic strip The Knight Life.

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

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."



Copyright © 2010 by Keith Knight

The Knight Life is distributed by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

The Knight Life can be viewed on the internet at

All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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ISBN: 978-0-446-56920-0


Thanks to Ted Rall and the folks at United Media for getting the ball rolling with the strip—especially Reed Jackson and Mikhaela Reid; Marc Gerald and the Agency Group; Karen, Latoya, and the gang at Grand Central; all the papers that run the strip; my faithful readers; and, most of all, thanks to my family, both here and abroad, for allowing me to make fun of you. Especially Pops and my lovely, lovely über-wife, Kerstin.

Uncle, we miss you already.

1984: I was the official MJ impersonator for Jordan Marsh, a department store in Boston.

Since this first episode, Kerstin/Spider strips have become a reader favorite.

This strip was based on when my dad took the family to see Papillon at the drive-in.

This gag doesn't work anymore.

That's a Washington Generals flag I got there.

A cat named Theodore really did invent scratching: Grand Wizard Theodore.

Gunther began the strip naked. The syndicate suggested I put clothes on him.

I was informed that my comics were the most stolen item out of the library at the local juvie hall.

Supermodels only date cartoonists. It's the industry's dirty little secret.

This tree is in Santa Barbara.

"Life's Little Victories" is a series I started with my alt-weekly strip, The K Chronicles. People love 'em.

I was accused of being a racist with this one.

My favorite. BTW: That's a basketball in the last panel, not a watermelon.

A-ha, Kajagoogoo, and the Human League, respectively.

An homage to the Japanese horror classic Ringu.


On Sale
Jun 9, 2010
Page Count
224 pages

Keith Knight

About the Author

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.

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